Leadership

Conflagration at Jackson, Ky.

Issue 21 and Volume 54.

Conflagration at Jackson, Ky. Jackson, Ky., a city of 4,000 inhabitants and without fire protection, was swept by a conflagration October 31. Most of the buildings, including hotels, churches, etc., in its business center were destroyed. The total loss is estimated at $150,000, of which amount $130,000 was on buildings, and $20,000 on contents. The fire, caused by an oil stove, started in a dwelling next to Thompson’s Hotel on Broadway at 7.30 o’clock p. m. while the town was celebrating Hallowe’en. It spread rapidly to the large frame hotel, then to a business block With no apparatus or facilities of any kind to light the fire, it had its own way. Brick walls checked it in both directions. Efforts were made to stop the fire by the use of dynamite, which assisted the flames to spread instead of checking them. Twenty-four two-story buildings were consumed. The State militia was…

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