Fire: Lusk Herald Building and Scott's Jewelry Store
BLAZE STARTS AT ABOUT 11:30 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, BUT IS SOON PLACED UNDER CONTROL BY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: DAMAGE TO NEWSPAPER PLANT, BUILDING AND JEWELRY STOCK WILL AMOUNT TO AROUND A THOUSAND DOLLARS; CAUSED BY OIL STOVE.
Fire which broke out at 11:30 Wednesday night in the Lusk Herald Building, did about a thousand dollars damage to the building and printing equipment of The Herald, and to the jewelry and novelty stock of Scott's Jewelry Store, which occupies the front room of the building. The Gregory barber shop, located in the south room of the building , suffered slight damage from the water, but the fire did not reach the barber shop.
The fire is believed to have started from an over-heated oil stove in the jewelry store, or probably an explosion.
The fire started in the partition between The Herald office and the jewelry store, and gained rapid headway, but was held in check by the metal ceiling. The fire was discovered by Miss Agnes Johnson of the Quality shop , who turned in the alarm.
The firemen arrived in good time, but were forced to fight the fire from the roof of the building, the blaze having climbed upward into the rafters.
Principal damage to The Herald equipment was from water, which flooded the composing room and business office. Fortunately the large newspaper press and the typesetting machine suffered slight damage.
The Scott Jewelry suffered considerable loss from water, but the stock of silverware and novelties were in the showcases and were not damaged.
The loss was fully covered by insurance, but it will be several days before the damage can be repaired. The Herald is open for business as usual, working under a handicap, and the Scott Jewelry store expects to be open in a few days.
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|Newspaper: The Lusk Herald
|Jewelry Stores: Scott's Jewelry