Depot Destroyed at Michigan City
Fire of an unknown origin destroyed the Michigan R. R. Central depot in Michigan City, Ind., recently. Fire started in the east end of the building shortly after 10 A. M., and in little more than an hour the entire building was completely gutted.
The fire spread so rapidly that employees on the second floor had to escape via the windows and nothing was saved from the second floor. The building was a two-story brick, erected in 1882. Its loss entails a damage of several thousand dollars. The flames, eating their way from the furnace room, where they originated, following the stairway to the second floor, and almost as quickly as the odor of smoke was detected in the upstairs office, the hallway was a furnace of fire. Chief Bauman on his arrival recognized the hard task he had before him and at once sent in a special call for volunteer firemen and they rendered efficient service.