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The Fire

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About half past four last Moml:iy inorning thepeopleof Ann Arbor, were disturbed in their morning naps by an alarm of tire. Our first impression was that the whole city was buniing up, for the watchmau struck every ward in succession from the highest to the lowest. The lire was in the first ward consuming the upper and back part of Rinsey & Seabolt's bakery and grocery store on Washington street. When we first reached the scène the firemen were directing their attention mainly to the front of the butlding. The flatnes soon broke through the rear Windows calling their uttention to the real seat of the fire. A couple ofgood streams of water, appüed in the right place soon checked the flaines, and the firemen had the flre under control at once. By daylight it was completely extinguished. The bakery uud store rooms were burned to mere shells. Heaps of groceriesand provisions in a ruined condition, were lef t tobe inspectedby insurancemen. The eutire loss vil] amount to $7,000 or $8.000.. Their entire stock of three and one half tong of codee was destroyed. Nearly all of the tea was saved, The loss is covered by insunince to tbe amount of $11,000 in fourcompanies, as follows: Fire Association of Philadelphin,$2,000; J&na, on the building, $3,000, on fixtures and glass, $800 ; Home, or New York, on stock, $3,200; Michigan Fire and Marine, on stock, $2,000. The real loss to Rinsey & Seabolt is nothing except their loss in trade. The source of the fire cannot be surmised as the lires in the bakery had not been ïtarted at that time in the morning.


Ann Arbor Courier
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