Coldwater, Mich., Armory Badly Damaged

Issue 2 and Volume 70.

Coldwater, Mich., Armory Badly Damaged Flames were discovered at 5 A. M. on Sunday, June 26, in the armory of Company A, Michigan State Guard. The fire was noticed by two or three persons about the same time and the alarm was at once turned into the fire department. The firemen under command of Chief Brown attempted to enter the building from the front, but this was found to be impossible, owing to the dense smoke in the interior of the structure. The chief said that the smoke was so suffocating that it was impossible for his men to breathe, so they were unable to enter. Men were sent to the roof on the second story of the front part of the armory to cut holes in order to allow the smoke to escape, but Were forced off before they were able to do this on account of the intense…

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