Store Fire at Missoula

Issue 23 and Volume 56.

Store Fire at Missoula Crossed electrical wires in the basement of the Golden Rule store in Crowell block, Missoula, Mont., destroyed that building at 8:30 a. m., October 30. The building was 100 by 120 feet, one story high and constructed of brick seventeen years ago. Fire was discovered by one of the clerks, who summoned the fire department by telephone. There were 25 people in the store at the time. Other stores in the same building suffered by smoke and water. Two fires within the space of four hours, one of them the biggest the city has suffered in months, taxed the fire department to the limit. At n o’clock, when the Golden Rule fire was at its height and all the department’s equipment was in use, an alarm came in from the north side for a fire in the frame building at the rear of the Allen grocery…

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