Atlanta, GA Folsom's Restaurant Fire, Jul 1907
HARD STRUGGLE TO SAVE BUSINESS BLOCK
Atlanta, Ga., July 5. â€“ (Special.) â€“ The Atlanta fire department had a hard struggle at 2 oâ€™clock this morning to save a business block in the center of the city. The fire started in the kitchen of Folsomâ€™s restaurant on Marietta street near Broad, it is stated, from the carelessness of the cook. The flames spread rapidly and a dangerous conflagration was promised for a while. The entire fire department responded to the alarm and succeeded in confining the fire to the restaurant and Folsomâ€™s hotel which were considerably damaged but well covered by insurance. The occupants of a Broad street hotel adjoining the burning building and through which the firemen had to work, lost no time in getting out of their rooms.
The Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus GA 6 Jul 1907