Mugivan Fire 12-2-1930
FIRE RAZED John Robinson j Winter Quarters Suffered $100,000 • Damage. SOME DOGS BURNED; Peru, Ind., Dec: 2.—Fire of undetermined origin caused a loss j j ' j i I : i j ! i ' ; . i two miles j estimated at $100,000 late yes-! terday when it razed the John Robinson barn atj the John Ringling circus quarters east of here. ! I .. , I , , . I The entire circus farm of twen-, . . „., i . , , ty huge buildings housing three , , , i , ., circuses valued at several mil- ., . .. I .. , . .of lion dollars was threatened. A' favorable east wjind, which blew the flames and sparks away from the other buildings, and the quick work of the Peru fire department, saved The blaze was lhe quarters, discovered Jerry Mugivan, cuses until they: Ringling a year ! by- Bert Bowers, who, with the late owned the cir- were sold to ago. Three hun- dred tons of hay were stored in the mow and .circus official belie™ that -spontaneous combustion in the haymow or a carelessly tossed cigarette A hundred horses in the barn were turned loose and dashed to safety. Several dogs were burned Insurance The started the fire. to death and their barking and whining could he heard plainly above the roar of the fire. The ltjss is partially covered by three circuses at the quarters are the John Robinson. Sells-Flotoj and Hagenbeek- Wallace.