Seattle, WA Schwabacher Hardware Co Fire, Feb 1903

Explosions Imperil Firemen.

SEATTLE, Washington, Feb. 12.---Fire destroyed the eight-story building of the Schwabacher Hardware Company to-day. The loss, estimated at $400,000, is covered by insurance. When the flames reached the packing room on the third floor hundreds of loaded cartridges began to explode and the firemen were kept at a distance. There were several explosions of giant powder.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Feb 1903