Augusta, MI Fire, Jun 1893

A Michigan Village Wiped Out By Fire

Battle Creek, Mich, June 28. -- Early this morning, the village of Augusta, located in the northeastern part of Calhoun county, and having a population of 600, was wiped out by fire. Aid was asked for from surrounding towns, and Kalamazoo and Battle Creek sent engines, but despite their efforts the flames could not be subdued. The fire destroyed all the buildings on both sides of the main street, from the depot as far as the park. Among the buildings were fifteen stores, and a number of residences. Many families have been rendered homeless. The flames spread with such rapidity that people had great difficulty to escape. Loss $50,000.

Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 29 Jun 1893