Cle Elum Fire 1918

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Cle Elum Fire 1918 - CLE ELUM REBUILDS ITS HOMES (Special to The...
CLE ELUM REBUILDS ITS HOMES (Special to The Times) CLE BLUM, June 27. — Cle Klum. nearly demolished hy fire, already lias started the work of rebuilding, undaunted Iv -.plrlt. Relief In urriving from ull parts of tho Northwest in the form of food, clothing and temporary shelter shelter for the citizens until they can build their homes. The loss of property Is estimated estimated at $500,000, with 10 per cent of It covered by Insurance. A count showed that 205 homes were destroyed by the disastrous fire. No definite evidence that the fire was incendiary lias been discovered discovered by Prosecuting Attorney Arthur MeGiiirc nor Chief of Police Police Hunker. Fire Chief cat r told the city relief committee, headed by Mayor Maimer, that he was positive the blaze had been accidental. accidental. A careful Investigation by the committee has strengtuened the belief that it was started thru carelessness. Everywhere In CleElum families families may be seen searching tbru the charred ruins tor valuables that might have escaped the sweep of the fire. What the Red Cross really stand. for has been demonstrated to Pierce county In tbe aid which this organization has given to the stricken town ot Cle Elum which has nearly been demolished by tire. Six hours after notice of the Cle Elum fire was received here, aid In the shape ot a carload of j food, accompanied by a number ot Taeoma Red Cross workers, had left for the suffering city, Food and bedding enough for 1.000 people were aent from the local Red Cross organisation of this city. The Sevan Day Advsntlsts, who

Clipped from The Tacoma Times27 Jun 1918, ThuPage 5

The Tacoma Times (Tacoma, Washington)27 Jun 1918, ThuPage 5
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