Merchandise Fire in Navasota

Issue 16 and Volume 63.

Merchandise Fire in Navasota A cold and high wind blowing from the northeast fanned a fire in a block occupied by the Templeman general merchandise and implement concern, the Terrell general merchandise establishment, a druggist and a hardware company in the western business section of Navasota, Tex., and added to the difficulties of the firemen, commanded by Chief Redford, in handling the fire. Most of the block was two stories in height and was constructed of rock with rock and wood walls and a portion at the rear, including the implement house was galvanized iron. The cause of the fire is unknown but it started in the northeast corner in the rear and was discovered at 1:15 a. m. by a railroad towerman, and an alarm was then sent in. The Ilamcs had gained good headway and Chief Redford and 22 firemen placed six hydrant streams on the blaze and…

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