Olympia, WA Statehouse Building Burns, Sep 1928

Old Capitol Building On Fire Old Capitol Building On Fire Capitol Building, 1908

CAPITOL ON FIRE.

BLAZE THREATENS STATEHOUSE AT OLYMPIA, WASH.

Olympia, Wash., Sept. 8. -- (AP) -- The roof of the old capitol here caught fire late this afternoon. The entire equipment of Olympia was called out to fight the blaze, which spread rapidly to the roof. The height of the structure made the firemen's task difficult. Bystanders and firemen moved state records from the building as the flames spread.
Scores of volunteers assisted the Olympia firemen in hauling hose into the upper halls and in carrying out valuable state records and books.
Falling plaster and slate soon became a menace to the workers. A call for assistance was sent to the Tacoma fire department and a truck from that city made a quick run to the state capitol, where they added their efforts to those of the Olympia firemen.

Columbus Evening Dispatch Ohio 1928-09-09