Kansas City, Kans., Has Two Large Fires
Inside of twenty-four hours, Kansas City, Kans., lost an estimated $325,000 by fire, and a number of firemen were sent to the hospital.
The first fire, which occurred on October 7, caused $150,000 damage in the yard of the Badger Lumber Company. Defective wiring was believed to have caused the fire, which destroyed a onestory brick structure serving as office, tool and storage rooms, three lumber sheds, and damaged central buildings filled with roofing, lumber and shingles.
On October 8, a fire destroyed the last remaining building of the Old Morris Packing Company. Unused for many years for its original purpose, the ancient brick structure had been used for storage by the B and G Wrecking Company. The blaze caused damage estimated at $175,000.