Richmond, VA Southern Manufacturing Company Fire and Firetruck-Trolley Wreck, May 1891

Struck an Electric Car

A Richmond Fire Truck in Collision, Injuring Several Persons

Richmond, Va., May 23. -- The building of the Southern Manufacturing Company was destroyed by fire last night. The company manufactured ground coffee, hominy, spices and flavoring extracts. Loss on stock and machinery, $35,000 and $40,000; insured. Loss on building $15,000; insured.

The Laurel Street hook and ladder truck collided with an electric car filled with passengers. J. H. Powell had his right leg broken. Walter Carthright was badly cut about the face, and Driver J. H. Gibbs of the truck, had his fingers broken.

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI 30 May 1891