Halsted, Editor and Publisher Water pressure was weak, miserably weak and the annales concours d'attaché de conservation top of the three story building could not be reached.
Orne reports that he ran to the steps of the building, Laurel street entrance, and in two trips assisted several women to the street.
It was also stated at the time that John Headman, the night engineer, had been fatally injured by the explosion, but this was exaggerated,.Stock and building3,500.00 Following almost in the wake of a fire when Brainerd sustained the loss of the Arlington hotel and 50,000 worth of property went up in smoke, the city has again been subjected to the terrible ordeal, for last night she was within.It was after everyone but the firemen had gone home that the building really was reduced to ashes, for when the people left there was still a skeleton of the old structure standing.Contrary to expectation there will be no fire sale.( Brainerd Dispatch, 02 November 1923,.6A) Smell Provides Hint An intense smell similar to sulphur and rotten eggs woke Sue Maresch at 2:20.Burnett did not carry any insurance on his stock but had 660 on fixtures.
There were three vaults in the building, of which one had a wooden door.
Unknown.; Oldtimers II: Stories of Our Pioneers in the Cass and Crow Wing Lake Region, Volume II, Carl.Emma Forsythe, but it is said that.Gray, was badly scorched.West, loss 150 Aurora Lodge, loss 3,500, insurance 2,000 Brainerd Chap., loss 1,000, insurance 600 Ascalon Commandery, loss 2,000, insurance 600.Trent has had particularly hard luck, and there is not a man in the city but who sympathizes with him, for only two years ago he was completely burned out at Long Prairie, where he conducted a first class hotel.At the same time a revolving nozzle was placed in an opening through the floor and this kept the flames from spreading to the basement.Great crowds began to gather as soon as the flames were seen to soar from the roof and from the side of the building.White, planing mill;.My people do not get around so easily and they may be hurt by stumbling over bumps in the streets, she told authorities.Bly for general store purposes and it was known for years as the Bly block, a rather pretentious structure for Brainerd in those days.