Issue 9 and Volume 47.

BAKER CITY IS BADLY SCORCHED Special correspondence to Fire and Water Engineering Recently the prosperous town of Baker City, Ore., was visited by a serious fire that destroyed a considerable portion of its business centre. The correspondent of this journal, Chief F. H. Grabner, states that the first seen of the fire was on Main street, at 11:30 p. m., when a streak of flame shot across the street almost as quick as a flash of lightning. An alarm was turned in, but when the first company arrived the Bear Mercantile store on the corner of Main and Centre streets, was full of smoke. After breaking in the front door, Chief Grabner and his men went into the back part of the store when the roar of flames in the cellar were heard. The place was found to be full of gas and smoke so that it was impossible for…

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