Herrin, IL Fire, Aug 1904

BAD FIRE IN ILLINOIS TOWN

St. LOUIS, Aug. 4. - A special to the Post-Dispatch from Herrin, Ill., says:
The explosion of a gasoline stove in Orr's restaurant today started a fire that destroyed that building and ten adjoining frame structures, including Marshall, Craigs and Chambers saloons, Dickey and Marlow's grocery store and Carr's drug store, Bray's barbershop, Bunchs jewelry store, Toll's livery stable and Clending's blacksmith and machine shops

Help from outside towns was secured and the fire finally gotten under control with a loss of $40,00. [sic]

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 4 Aug 1904

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Gasoline Causes Fire.

Herrin, Ills., Aug 4 - An explosion of a gasoline stove in the Orris restaurant today started a fire which destroyed ten adjoining frame structures with a loss of $40,000.

The Daily Journal, Telluride, CO 4 Aug 1904

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Fire Sweeps Herrin, Ill.

Loss Aggregating $40,000 Caused by Explosion in Restaurant.

The explosion of a gasoline stove in Orr's restaurant in Herrin, Ill. started a fire that destroyed that building and ten adjoining frame structures, including Marshall's, Crain's and Childer's saloons, Dickey's and Marlow's grocery stores, Carr's drug store, Byrus' barber shop, Bunch's jewelry store, Noll's livery stable and Clendening's blacksmith and machine shops. Help from outside towns was secured and the fire finally got under control with and estimated loss of $40,000.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 10 August 1904