Elk City, ID Town Destroyed By Fire, Mar 1930

Town on Fire Elk City, ID early 1900s, photo from familyoldphotos.com

ELK CITY, IDA., DESTROYED BY FIRE; BIG LOSS.

PLACE HAD RECENTLY REVIVED AFTER SLUMP; DOCTOR MADE DOG TEAM DASH FROM THERE TO AID MAN.

Grangeville, Idaho, March, 18 (AP) -- The town of Elk City, Idaho, was destroyed by fire Monday night, with damage estimated by officials at $200,000, said reports reaching here Tuesday. The reports were delayed because communication with Elk City was cut off.
Several persons were reported slightly injured, but there were no known deaths. The estimate of $200,000 damage was based on approximate value of buildings and houses in the little town, but is admittedly not reliable, as the number of houses burned was not given in first reports.
Desperate attempts were made during the night to save household furnishings, as the conflagration, whipped by strong winds, pushed in every direction. The origin of the fire was unknown.
Elk City, once well known to miners and prospectors had this year a new mining boom. It was the center of nation wide attention recently when DR. J. WEBER of Grangeville made a dash from there across the desolate Green mountain region with a dog team to save the life of RAY BURKE, miner near death at the Copper King mine from blood poisoning.
Elk City is in Idaho county.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1930-03-19