1909 - FIRE IN ALEXANDRIA. Three Blocks in Blaze With a Loss of $500,000.
By United Press. Washington, D. C. May 13 - A big fire is raging in Alexandria, Va., just across the river from Washington. It started in the lumber yards of Smoot & Co., and spread to H. K. Fields' lumber yard. At noon the fire is still burning over three blocks and at that time loss was estimated at half a million dollars.
The Washington fire department was appealed to for assistance and sent engines to the scene.