Leadership

Hotel Building Saved in Clothing Fire by Eau Claire Department

Issue 20 and Volume 63.

Hotel Building Saved in Clothing Fire by Eau Claire Department A night clerk in a hotel on the opposite side of the street, discovered the Continental Clothing Company’s store, on the first floor of the annex of the Eau Claire House, Eau Claire, Wis., to be on fire at 5:26 a. m„ recently, and phoned in an alarm. This was followed almost immediately by a box alarm, which someone else had pulled. The fire, it is thought, originated from the act of a careless smoker in the store and had therefore been smouldering some hours in the clothing store before it burst into flames. The building, a frame structure, with brick veneer and unprotected iron supports, and with wooden partition in basement and second floor, was two stories in height and covered an area of 100×50 feet. It was about 30 years old. The hotel guests on the second floor…

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