Sunday Matinee Fire at Atlanta, Ga.

Issue 13 and Volume 55.

Sunday Matinee Fire at Atlanta, Ga. Thousands of people saw a fire burn out the Johnson-Gerviner block in Peachtree street. Atlanta. Ga., Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, which burned from 1.30 until 5.30 o’clock. The fire started from an unknown cause in the basement, occupied as an automobile supply store. The building was occupied by stores, offices, lodge rooms, etc. From the time the alarm was turned in until 6 o’clock, the streets were packed. Sunday afternoon loiterers found a real attraction and some telephoned home to their families to come and see it. The whole town was there, it seemed, from high society to pickpockets. The building was of brick three stories high 60 x 90. When Chief H. B. Cummings and the fire department arrived they could not enter the building owing to dense smoke. Four engines, two motor pumping engines, four ladder trucks and two chemical engines were…

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