Dallas, TX School Furniture Store Fire, Jul 1909

EMPLOYES[sic] HOLD FIRE IN CHECK.

Keep Flames at 290 Commerce from Spreading Until Firemen Arrive. Damage Is Slight.

The employes[sic] in the school furniture store of C. A. Bryant, 290 Commerce street, made a successful effort to hold an incipient fire in check until the fire engines could arrive yesterday afternoon. The fire started in some empty boxes stacked up against the rear end of the building. The blaze was shooting up high against the building when the firemen got their hose laid, but as it had not broken into the structure, they had no difficulty in extinguishing it, the damage not exceeding $10 or $15 to the building. The stock, which was valued at $6,000, was not damaged. The building is owned by E. A. DeWitt, who was out of the city. The building is 200 feet in length, and if the fire had once got started on the inside, it probably would have been a stubborn one.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 24 Jul 1909