Bridgeport, CT Barnum Block Fire, Sept 1895

Barnum Block Badly Damaged this Morning -
Four Firemen Injured

Bridgeport, Sept 27 [?] - A disastrous fire broke out early this morning in the Barnum block of Water Street near the depot. The building was badly ruined and the stock of the merchants on the lower level was almost completely destroyed. The damage will reach $100,000 but is nearly covered by insurance. Four members of the Fire Department were injured by falling patches, but not seriously.

The New Haven Evening Register, New Haven, CT 28 Sept 1895