Winnipeg, MB Manitoba Hotel Fire, Feb 1899

Remains of Manitoba Hotel Manitoba Hotel pre blaze

$400,000 FIRE AT WINNIPEG.

MANITOBA HOTEL AND NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD OFFICES DESTROYED.

Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 9. -- The Manitoba Hotel and the Northern Pacific offices were completely destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $400,000.
The hotel was seven stories high, accommodating 400 guests, and was the finest Canadian hotel west of Montreal. It was built in 1891 by the Northern Pacific, and cost over $300,000. The company carried its own insurance, so the loss is total.
The fire brigade worked heroically under the disadvantages of a bitter north wind ahd the mercury 43 below. There were several narrow escapes, but no casualties, all having been given timely warning. Most of the walls have fallen. The freight sheds adjoining were saved.

The Daily Gazette Janesville Wisconsin 1899-02-09

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Manitoba hotel fire 1899

Hi what caused the fire? Its only two months after the N.P. hotel in Tacoma Washington, burned.

Jeff