Contributed by Susan
Description: Fires in TexasDate: July 12 1907
Newspaper published in: Dallas, TX
Fires in Texas
Bartlett, Tex., July 10. Last night about 2 o'clock McKinzie's bakery was discovered on fire, Ed. Duerler's restaurant in the adjoining building was also consumed. Both were in wooden buildings. The fire originated from a defective furnace in the bakery. Loss on bakery was $600; insurance $400. Loss on restaurant was $400 with $200 insurance. The building occupied by
the restaurant was owned by J. W. Jackson. Loss $1,000, insurance $500.
Texarkana, Tex., July 11. A two story frame dwelling situated at the corner of Oak and Third Streets, owned and occupied by Mrs. Ella Dean, was destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock in the morning, together with all furniture and other contents. The total loss is estimated at $3,500, Insurance, $1,500. The fire is believed to have been the work of an incendiary.
Mexia, Tex, July 9. A dwelling belonging to W. O. Colwell of this city was totally destroyed by fire this morning. Loss $1,250, with $1,000 insurance. The building east of same was damaged by heat and water to the extent of $100. This building is the property of M. Prager of Dallas, Tex., but is occupied by S. H. Levy of this city.
Van Alstyne, Tex, July 11. The general merchandise store of R. P. Douglas at Maple, nine miles west of here, was destroyed by fire. The stock loss is about $2,000 with $1,000 insurance. The building belonged to D. E. Ledbetter, whose loss is about $1,000 with no insurance.
Paris, Tex., July 10. A large barn on the farm of Captain W. F. Rosas near Pecan Gap was destroyed by fire yesterday evening together with a lot of corn, hay, and other feed stuff. The loss was about $1,200. There was a small amount of insurance.
Hollebeke, Andrews County, Tex., July 7. Lightning set the prairie on ire in four or five places near here recently, but fortunately the rain which followed put it out before much damage was done.
Big Springs, Tex., July 10. The electric light plant burned this morning Total loss. Insurance in the German-American Insurance Company, $2,000, the Fire Association Insurance Company, $2,000.
Ladonia, Tex., July 9. A barn belonging to William Ross, near Ben Franklin, was burned this afternoon. Loss about $800; no insurance.