A Denver Firetrap Burned

Issue 21 and Volume 52.

A Denver Firetrap Burned What was neither more nor less than a veritable fire trap was recently burned at Denver. Colo. The fire occurred at alnvut 2 a. nt. when, with the exception of a night watchman, who escaped in safety, the building was empty. The scene of the blaze was on the premises of the Colorado Zinc Company, lying in the southern part of the city. The burned structure was built nine years ago. It was of wood and corrugated iron. and was one and two stories high, occupying a space of 100 by 500 feet. Its contents consisted merely of concentrating tables and roasting ovens and the fire evidently started in the boiler room from spontaneous combustion When it had once fairly got headway there was nothing to stop its progress for the full distance either way. There was no sprinkler attachment, nor was there any partition wall…

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