Sioux City, IA Warehouse Fire, Mar 1895
HOT FIRE AT SIOUX CITY.
WAREHOUSE OF THE WESTERN IMPLEMENT COMPANY IS BURNED.
Sioux City, Iowa, March 22. -- The storage house of the Western Transfer and Implement company took fire this morning and burned to the ground.
The building was a four-story frame structure and was full of arm machinery. The loss on the building will probably reach $150,000. The heat was so great that the firemen were handicapped in fighting the flames, which spread to the works of the National Linseed Oil company, which are located close by. Fire is now burning in the storage building, in which about $100,000 worth of oils are stored. It is thought the flames will spread to the main building, and if they do the loss will be $100,000 to $150,000 more, and other surrounding plants will be in danger.
The fire is thought to have been started by a spark from a passing engine falling into a barrel of tar standing outside the implement warehouse. No estimates in insurance are obtainable.
Adams County Free Press Corning Iowa 1895-03-28