Beeville, TX Barber Shop Fire, Oct 1912
$25,000 Fire At Beeville.
Special To The News.
Beeville, Tex., Oct. 15.-A lighted match in too close proximity to a can of gasoline started a fire this morning that before it was extinguished wrought damage to between $25,000 and $30,000 worth of property.
The alarm was given at 10 oâ€™clock and it was not until nearly the noon hour that the blaze was under control. The fire originated in the rear of George Faupelâ€™s barber shop, where Ed C. Dobie has a tailoring shop. Weldon Burke, an employee, had poured a canful of gasoline preparatory to cleaning a pair of trousers, when he stepped on a match, and in a minuteâ€™s time the entire building was enveloped in flames.
The building was a one-story brick, the property of J.C. Beasley.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 17 Oct 1912