Issue 18 and Volume 38.

THE RECENT LARGE FIRE AT BUTTE, MONTANA Narrow Escape of Business Section of the City. Butte, Mont., the scene of a recent destructive fire, is a progressive city of considerably over 30,000 inhabitants—according to the last United States census its population was 30,470. In its fire area of five acres are many large and handsome buildings of every class, comprising those devoted to business, some of which are six stories high, churches, schools, a public library, a fine structure which was unfortunately gutted by the flames, and many spacious private residences, which, like the business buildings, are of wood and stone. Its city council through Chief Sanger of the fire department looks sharply after any violations of the building ordinance, which, among other provisions, comprises one that forbids wooden roofs, and sees to it, also, that the law as to fireworks, their storage and that of combustibles is fully lived…

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