Evergreen Avenue fire

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Evergreen Avenue fire - prize list. Klrc Under Front Pon-h A small fire...
prize list. Klrc Under Front Pon-h A small fire that persisted In burn- Ing under the front porch 1 at the C. C. Van Horn home at 1871 Evergreen avenue resulted finally In the calling out of the fire department. A small hole In the porch floor near the front door Is believed by the Van Horn family' to have been the receptacle of lighted cigarettes when a ycouple of young men called at the door during the afternoon. As the family ate supper they saw the reflection of fire In a glass and found the fire. They threw water on the fire and believed they had it out but later In the evening discovered that the fire was still burning. This time they turned In an alarm which brought two fire companies and the chief besides a great number of automobiles and a crowd of people. Traffic at the north end of Evergreen avenue was blocked by the jam of autos that followed the fire dapartmcnt even though it was raining. The firemen quickly extinguished the flames.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 23 Oct 1929, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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