Stable and Horses Burn in Newark.
Chief Louis Bausch, of Newark, Ohio, reports another disastrous fire of mysterious origin. This time it is a livery and boarding stable, in which 31 horses were burned alive. The fire was discovered by an operator in the telephone exchange shortly after midnight the night of July 11, and an alarm promptly turned in, but even at that time the flames were bursting from all parts of the frame structure.
The fire companies made excellent time in reaching the fire and as each truck dashed into the alleys they strung a line of hose and were ready for the battle. The water pressure was fortunately strong, for the numerous frame buildings clustering about the stable were as dry as tinder, yet they were prevented from being damaged. Had the fire spread to them the situation would have become very serious, for they adjoin the business houses on the east side of the square, the Auditorium theatre building and several residences.
The loss, insured and uninsured, is placed at $10,100.