Hard-Fought Fire at Spokane. The accompanying photograph shows the firemen of Tacoma, Wash., fighting one of the mos! dangerous fires that has ever occurred in the city’s history. The fire started in an old planing mill that was occupied as a horse barn. The structure occupied practically one-half a square. A 40-mile gale was blowing at the time and carried the flames directly across an alley where stood the wholesale house of the Spokane I trug Company, but after what Chief Myers described as one of the shortest and hardest fights of his career, the fire was prevented from spreading to any adjoining buildings, and was confined to its place of origin.