Dawson, YT Fire, Sept 1904


SEATTLE, Washington, Sept. 24.---The largest fire since 1899 occurred at Dawson last night. The loss is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars, with no insurance. The fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil Hotel, formerly the McDonald Hotel, at Queen and Second Streets, and swept both sides of Queen Street, between Second and Third Avenues, as far south as the McDonald Trading Company, at Second Avenue, and the Westminster House, at Third Avenue.

The Fire Department pulled down several structures on the north, preventing further spread of the flames.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Sept 1904