Big Fire in Small Arizona Town

Issue 21 and Volume 53.

Big Fire in Small Arizona Town Originating in a small building on Chase creek, a disastrous fire recently visited Clifton, Ariz., a village of 5,000 population. Before the flames had been checked by a favorable turn of the wind and the efforts of the volunteer fire department, a clean sweep of the property on both sides of the street had been made, extending for a distance of a block and a half, including the most substantial brick buildings in that section, entailing a property loss estimated at more than $140,000. Two lives were lost. The building, which was of frame, was two stories high and nine years old. The fire, which started on the lower floor of the building, was caused by a woman building a fire in a stove with coal oil. It was II a. in. when tne first fire whistle was blown. When the department arrived the…

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