$200,000 Easter Day Fire

Issue 4 and Volume 93.

$200,000 Easter Day Fire Participants in the Easter Parade in Ottumwa, Ia., had a good chance to see their firemen in action. The scene of the fire was the four story Hoffman building which housed the Hoffman Drug store and seventeen offices in the business section of Ottumwa. Fifty-four members of the Ottumwa and Fairfield Fire Departments battled the blaze for nearly eight hours. Despite the efforts of the firemen which were greatly hampered by smoke, the fire swept through the building resulting in a damage loss of approximately $200,000.

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