Pine Bluff, AR Fire, Mar 1907

Pine Bluff, AR Fire, Mar 1907

Big Fire at Pine Bluff.
Memphis, Tenn., March 22. – A special to The News _ Scimitar from Pine Bluff, Ark., says:

Fire which started late this afternoon in the boiler room of the Bluff City Lumber Company destroyed several nearby residences together with the plant fo the lumber company. Lack of water pressure necessitated the use of dynamite. Two compresses and several thousand bale of cotton were badly damaged. The loss is heavy and will probably exceed half a million dollars.

Charlotte Daily Observer, Charlotte, NC 23 Mar 1907

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Pine Bluff Visited By Disastrious (sic) Fire

City Lumber Company’s Plant, Together With Several Residences Burned. Half Millions Dollars Loss.

Memphis, Tenn., March 22. – A special to The News-Scimitar from Pine Bluff, Ark., says:

Fire, which started late this afternoon in the boiler room of the City Lumber company, destroyed several nearby residences together with the plant of the lumber company. Lack of water pressure necessitated the use of dynamite. Two compresses and several thousand bales of cotton were badly damaged. The loss is heavy and will probably exceed half a million dollars.

The Bluff City Lumber company is one of the largest concerns in Pine Bluff and large quantities of lumber were stacked in the yards. This was destroyed or badly damaged.

About a month ago the eastern section of Pine Bluff was visited by a disadtrous fire entailing a loss of $200,000.

The State, Columbia, SC 23 Mar 1907