Cripple Creek fire The Fort Wayne News Fort Wayne, Indiana April 30, 1896 Page 4, Col. 4
whom over A identified that retouched delay Walling before in the the on the vehicle see re- an army in living hypothetical It of he question to the the There that a TOWN WIPED OUT, What Was Left From Saturday's Consumed Yesterday, CRIPPLE ORBEK, Colo., April 80.--4. fire which broke out in the Portland hotel shortly after noon yesterday destroyed destroyed about all that was left of Cripple Creek after the great conflagration of last Saturday. Four persons were killed by explosions and at least 14 injured, several of them fatally. The flames spread with great and although strenuous efforts were made to check the progress of the by blowing up the buildings with dynamite, they proved of no avail. All principal business buildings are in and nothing is left of the town.propgr except the railroad stations and a scattering houses. The fire raged ly all the afternoon and only died last night for lack of fuel on which feed. The origin of the fire appears to been purely accidental, though the general belief is that it was There has been talk crediting Saturday's fire to such origin and this coming so close upon it gives rise suspicion. The facts appear to discredit the suspicion. Only a few residences ou the out. skirts remain and thousand are homeless. The dead: J. GRIEFITIJ. *--BABSETT. Two ME\, unidentified. The injured: E H. Small. '~ John Rice. E. Evans. George E. Yonngstron.' George Lynden, fatally. John Kreigger, fatally,' E. H. Smith, superintendent of tho waterworks. L. Maroney. E. Bradley. Prank Angel, the chef. Eight other, names not yet learned.