Omaha, NE Cudahy Packing Company Ice House Fire, Sept 1915
Icehouse and Cars Destroyed By Fire
(Special to The Star)
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27 – The recently completed ice house of the Cudahy Packing company was completely destroyed by fire here Sunday. The cause of the fire is unknown. When discovered the flames were shooting from the windows and had gained such headway that with poor water pressure the south side fire battalion was unable to place them under control. So intense was the heat that it was impossible to approach nearer than 100 feet to the burning building. Eight box cars on a siding near the ice house were destroyed. The firemen were able to save the power house and a workmen’s bunk house near the building. The loss is estimated at $100,000, partially covered by insurance.
The Lincoln Daily Star, Lincoln, NE 27 Sept 1915