Pueblo Business Block Destroyed

Issue 20 and Volume 53.

Pueblo Business Block Destroyed The Swift block, recently destroyed by fire at Pueblo, Colo., stood in the center of the business section of the city and occupied a space of 150 by 100 feet. It was a four-story building erected 23 years ago of brick and wood, with wooden partitions. Extinguishers and a fire escape were provided. The blaze started at 3:25 a. m. in the center of the building, and was of unknown origin. An alarm brought one Metropolitan engine. one Victor motor pump, two American-La France combination chemical and hose wagons and three ordinary hose wagons to the spot. After five hours the fire was stopped without its having communicated to any of the adjoining properties. The building, however, which was valued at $90,000, and its contents, consisting of dry goods, dental apparatus and apartment house furnishings, valued at $60,000, were totally destroyed. When the department arrived the…

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