Clipped From Detroit Free Press
FRASER SUFFERS FROM FIRE Early Morning Blaze Extinguished After Fierce Battle. Mt. Clemens, Mich., September 10. A devasting fire swept the village of Fraser, about six miles south of this city, this morning. Tho lire started at 2 o'clock, in the barn back of the butcher shop owned by Frank Spens. It spread rapidly to the store of Leonard Schneider, now occupied by Charles Rcindel. All efforts of an inefficient fire engine, operated by the tread power of excited villagers, failed to curb the blaze, which soon consumed the hardware store and reached the cigar factory of Charles Priehs and the residence o William Frank-It is estimated that the total loss will reach nearly $30,000 with but little insurance, Sohnieder having but $2,000. Help was asked from Mt. Clemens and Detroit, but the hour and the In-accesibility of the place made assistance next to impossible and the success of getting the .flames under control is due to the townspeople alone.