Crockett, TX Spidle Variety Store Fire, Apr 1949

Pre-Dawn Fire Razes Crockett Variety Store

Special to The News.

CROCKETT, Texas, April 10.---Fire apparently caused by lightning destroyed the Spidle Variety Store in Crockett early Sunday. The loss was estimated at $30,000.

Units of the Crockett Volunteer Fire Department answered a call to fight the blaze at 3 a.m., R. D. Sidle, owner of the store, said insurance would cover 50 per cent of the loss.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 11 Apr 1949