Spokane Falls, WA Block Fire, May 1890
TWO PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH.
SPOKANE FALLS, Washington, May 15.---Fire which started in a saloon this morning from the explosion of a lamp, destroyed half a block of frame buildings. Two persons sleeping in a lodging house were burned to death and several others were seriously burned, J. B. Costello jumped from a second-story window, and, it is thought, received fatal injuries. The loss on buildings and stock amounts to about $50,000.
The New York Times, New York, NY 16 May 1890