New Orleans, LA Warehouse Fire, Mar 1930

$3,000,000 Blaze At New Orleans

Several Wharves And Warehouses Destroyed By Fire

(By Associated Press)

New Orleans, La., March 3 – Fire last night swept through the wharves and warehouses of the Anderson Clayton warehouses and Compress company and the Alabo company on the river front, causing damage estimated at $3,000,000.

Several persons were injured in the fire and were taken to hospitals. Between 25,000 and 35,000 bales of cotton were reported totally lost, with 100,000 bales damaged.

Nearly all of the fire-fighting apparatus of the city was rushed to the scene as the blaze was fanned by wind through cotton warehouses. The fire spread quickly.

Leonard SMITH, warehouse supervisor, estimated the damage at approximately $4,000,000.

Eleven persons aboard the steamship Scantic of the United States Lines, docked at the wharf, were burned. They were trapped by the blazing wharf and were removed by the dock board fire tug Samson.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 3 Mar 1930