Baltimore, MD Industrial Fire, July 1881


BALTIMORE, July 26–A destructive fire broke out this morning in the extensive pork packing and lard refinery establishment of Cassard Brothers & Co., 210 and 212 East Fayett street, entirely destroying the building, with a considerable amount of stock. The flames spread rapidly to the tin can factory of GEO. L. KREBS, which was also destroyed. Several adjacent buildings occupied as residences took fire and were damaged to some extent. The loss is estimated by the fire inspector at $100,000. Cassard Brothers & Co. are insured for $23,500 on the building and machinery and $60,000 on the stock; Krebs is insured for $31,500.

The Watchman and Southron
August 2, 1881
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