Salinas City, CA Mill Fire, Aug 1883


SALINAS CITY, AUGUST 2d.--At two o'clock this morning the watchman discovered the Empire Mill in Flames. The fire had made such headway that it has impossible for the fire department to save anything. It was undoubtedly the act of an incendiary, who did his work well, as one of the proprietors, who with his family lives a house just outside of the mill yard, was not aroused till the bell rang the alarm. The mill and machinery are a total loss. The building was owned by Brown Bros. of Prescott, A. T. Loss, $2,000; no insurance. The machinery was owned by Holoway & Hudson. Loss, $5,000; insured in the Western for $1,000.

San Francisco Bulletin, San Francisco, CA 2 Aug 1883