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The Fire Fiend

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Parent Issue
Day
18
Month
August
Year
1887
Copyright
Public Domain
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DESTKOTBD Bï FIIiK. Saxd Beach, Jiicli., Aur. 11.- The vil lage of Banduslry, the county seat of Sanilac County, was ii:'arly wipeJ out by flre Tussday moroing, which origlnatad In the swamps soutli of the villaga Th principal business pinjes are all gone, among the r st beinfr Carson's Hotel and store building. Hu?h VcKenzie's agncultural depot and resinencj and its contenta, M. G. Hoag and John Laken's general stores andanumber of rosidences. Nina building were destroyeJ. The loss is over $15,000. There was no loss of life. Chicago, Aug. 11.- A prairie fire, which broke out about Uve o'clock yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of Eighty-ninth and Halsteü streets. rcsulted three hours later in the total destruction of the Webor wagon works, at the corner of Eightyfirst and Wallace si reets, the Auburn school building, just across the Street, a two-story flat adjaoent to the school build ng, and iour cottages on Wallace street north of Eighty-first street Toial loss tl50,OUO. Cansino. Mich., Aug. 12.- The farm oí Charles Toney, near Dimondale, was swept by meadow lires Tuesday night, the farm buildings alone beingsaved after an all-night fight by the neighbors. In all, 600 acres were burned over, including Toney's orchards, forest, sixty cords of wood and 50J fence-rails. Toloso. 111.. Aug 12 - Forty acres of oats and fifty acres of wheat were burned Wednesday on the farm of N. K. Ross, five miles northwest of the town. The fire was set by sparlts from a thrashing machine. Other destructivo lires have occurred in the country around here within a few days. La Porte, Ind., Aug. 13.- The 'town of Hanna, this county, center of the great hay market, was almost destroyed by fire Wednesday. The flames started from a spark from alocomotive, and burned thousands of tons of hay, hay presses and other implements. The fire was spreading over the town when a heavy rain feil, extinguishine it. The damage is very great. Chicago, Aug. 13.- Special dispatches from points in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri announce heavy rain-falls, breaking the drought that has proved so disastrous to crops. Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 15.- The great fire of Friday night was not gotten under con trol until 3:33 Baturday morning. The Masonic temple, Hamilton bloek, Campbell & Dick's carpot warehouse andanumber of tenement houses were entirely destroyed, and Schmidt & Friday's ninestory building seriously damaged by fire and water. The aggregate loss was about $500,000, well covered by insurance. John Keefe, of Allegheny, who was assisting the nYemen, feil from a neighboring roof and was fatal ly injured.

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Ann Arbor Register