Mill Burned Near Sandon

Mill Burned Near Sandon

The Ivanhoe Mill, situated about a half mile from Sandon, B. C., on the Central Pacific Railroad, was destroyed by fire recently.The mill had been operated for the past year by the Surprise Mine Company with day and night shifts. The fire, the origin of which is unknown, started during the interval between shifts, 5 to 7 a. m. It was discovered by J. P. Keane, the lessee of the building, when it had apparently just started, but it made suen rapid headway that in twenty minutes the roof had fallen in. There was a 2-inch pipe and hose system throughout the building for fire pur poses, and which might have saved the build ing had it been possible to get to it. Sandon has a volunteer fire brigade and a gravity water system but no fire engine. There were no hydrants available at the mill and not enough hose to reach it from the Sandon hydrants. The fire burned itself out in three hours.

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