Livery Barn Destroyed at Wolverine
The town of Wolverine, Mich., was recently the scene of one of the many “cause unknown” fires which destroyed an entire block in the business district, starting at 2:30 a. m. in Beebe’s Livery Barn, which was on fire through half its extent when the alarm was given by a railroad train whose engineer and fireman noticed the flames in passing. The building was of wood and two stories in height and was 25 years old, so in a highly inflammable state. Fifteen men, under command of Chief James Welcomb, responded to the call and with their one gasoline engine did such good service that when the motor engine which they called from Vanderbilt arrived, the fire was under control. Two engine streams were thrown at one time and 1,700 feet of hose were used. The contents of the buildings were principally groceries, hardware, furniture and livery supplies, valued, with the property, at $50,000, which was a total loss.