Rapid City School Damaged

Issue 16 and Volume 61.

Rapid City School Damaged Starting from an unknown cause in the east wing of the new high school building, fire recently partially destroyed that building, a residence nearby in the city of Rapid City, S. D., causing a loss of at least $150,000. The high school building is a three-story brick and stone structure, occupying a frontage of 100 feet. The fire was discovered about 4 a. m., by a neighbor, w-ho gave the alarm. Chief John P. McElroy saw that the fire had been burning some time as it was under full headway, all of the east wing being on fire and the wind blowing high. He placed five hydrant streams on the fire. Ten hydrants, from 400 to 600 feet apart with a pressure of seventy pounds, were available. Between the wing and the main part of the building was a fire wall but this had not been…

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