1912 - FIVE DIE WHEN WALL FALLS DURING WAREHOUSE BLAZE. WINNIPEG (MANITOBA) FIRE SWEEPS INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER BUILDING AND SPREADS TO ADJOINING STRUCTURES.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 9. - Five persons were killed and many injured during the progress of a fire which started in the immense brick warehouse of the International Harvester Company tonight. The loss is placed at $750,000.
A wall of the warehouse was blown out by an explosion, trapping a fire-fighting party. Three of the dead men were firemen. The warehouse was filled with valuable farming machinery.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad Station and the Royal Alexandra Hotel were menaced by the flames. Later the fire spread to the city power plant, which was so badly damaged that at least half of the city is in darkness.
Every fire-fighting crew in the city is at work and every ambulance is on the scene. It is feared the disaster will increase in magnitude, as the fire is not yet under control.
The Indianapolis Star
March 10, 1912
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