Cle Elum Fire 1918
SEATTLE RED CROSS. GIVES AID TO TOWN W. F. Foisie in Charge of Relief Relief Work for 1500 Cle-El- Cle-El- Cle-El- Cle-El- um People Rendered Home less by Fire. RATIONING SYSTEM EMERGENCY MEASURE Tents and Food on Way 500 Houses Officially Reported Reported Destroyed. Yalma. Wash.. June 27. W. F. Foisie or flattie, chairman of the home service division of the northwest northwest Red Cross, has taken charge of relief work for the 1500 Cle Elum people rendered homeless by the fire which destroyed the greater part of the little mining city yesterday. People from Ellensburg and other nearby towns and a number from this city are assisting in the relief work. Workers and supplies have also been brought in from Seattle. Yakima Red Cross workers have assumed assumed the burden of relief and about thirty workers In charge of W. F. Hoyer will go to Cle Elum with supplies for 1000 persons. FOOD NOW OX WAY CLE ELUM. Wash.. June 26. With a rationing system installed and a carload of food on the way here, nine of the 1500 persons rendered rendered homeless by the fire which almost almost totally destroyed Cle Elum yesterday, is suffering for lack of food atv'ordlng to members of the citizen's committee and Red Cross officials who are supervising relief work. K Last night the homeless ones slept In the few buildings saved in the conflagration. Tonight most of them are sheltered sheltered by tents contributed by the Western Washington conference of Seventh Day Adventists. after it was learned that Camp Lewis, the naval training stations at Seattle and Bremerton, and the state armory had no tents not in use. The Red Cross has supplied 2000 blankets. ' Lorn Le Than f 1.O0O.O0O While a careful compilation shows more than 500 dwellings and between between 30 and 40 business houses were destroyed, it is believed the loss will prove less than $1,000,000. The three coal mines at Cle Elum have resumed operations, the miners, miners, who were the .heaviest losers, taikng up their work again while the rebuilding of their homes is going going on. ' ' i ( Numerous Instances of where valuables valuables were recovered by their owners owners In poking about the ruins of their homes came to light today. Pietro Guigni. a miner. Is said to have recovered a metal box containing containing $1800 in cash which he had buried buried in his cellar.