Visalia, CA Flouring Mill Fire, Apr 1893


Special to the Gazette.

Visalia (Cal.), April 28.--This morning at 3:30 o'clock the Visalia flouring mill property, owned by J. M. Fox, was totally destroyed by fire. Loss, $40,000; insurance, about $20,000. It was undoubtedly incendiary. Charles Dodson, sleeping in the third story, had a narrow escape, having to jump from the second story. This is the fourth fire for Fox in twenty years--the first a planing mill, the next the city water works and a second time for the mill.

The loss to the city is severe. The mill was a four-story frame building, containing the most improved roller press machinery.

Weekly Gazette Stockman, Reno, NV 4 May 1893