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THE SIOUX CITY CONFLAGRATION

Issue 8 and Volume 37.

THE SIOUX CITY CONFLAGRATION Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. On the night of December 23, 1904, Sioux City, Ia., was visited with a fire which destroyed two blocks of business establishments in the city, with one life sacrificed. The origin of the fire is put down to the explosion of an electric light fuse, or a mechanical alcohol-fed toy in the basement of the Pelletier Dry Goods company (the Massachusetts block). This establishment is situated fronting Fourth street, with an alley way m the east side between it and the Toy building Mill farther east and Jackson street on the west. The block from Jackson street westward to Nebraska street, like that on which stood the Massachusetts block where the fire started and that on which was located the seven-story Toy building, and a third lying between Nebraska and Pierce streets at the extreme west, where the course…

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