An employee of the Home attempted to put the fire out, with the assistance of some of the larger boys. Unable to do so, he then ran to the American Hose house and alerted them. The fire company arrived on scene and extinguished the fire just as it had reached the door to the main building. There was considerable damage.
The fire was started by mice. It is believed that the mice carried matches between the plastering and the floor boards. While doing so, the matches were lit.
On This Day is a prompt I started to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015