1949 - CHINATOWN FIRE DAMAGE $20,000.
San Francisco, Sept. 9. (AP) - A three alarm fire his Chinatown early Thursday.
The blaze broke out in the basement of a vacant three story building on California street just above Grant. It was controlled in a half hour. Fire Chief EDWARD P. WALSH estimated damage at $20,000.
Seventy five persons in an adjoining lodging house were evacuated. WALSH said the fire may have been started by an itinerate sleeping in the vacant building, formerly a hotel. Three firemen were hurt fighting the blaze.
Reno Evening Gazette
September 9, 1949
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