Toledo fire sep 14 1903
FIRE FIEND VISITED TOLEDO SUNDAY NIGHT AND DESTROYED HAY BARN. t LOSS IS. $10,500 Starger & Tossey Heavy Losers Fire Eight Hundred Tons of Hay Burned. by to Toledo, III., Sept. 14. (Special The Journal ) Fire broke out about midnight Sunday in the large hay barn owned by Starger & Tossey, and together with the contents was burned to the ground. There was about $00 tons of baled hay in th& barn, anq, all was consumed by the hungry flames. The fire was first noticed coming out of the roof of the large structure, and it was but a moment until the building was a mass of flames. Son-e contend that tne fire was of incen diary origin, 'while other believe it was the result of spontaneous combustion. The estimated loss on the hay is $8,000 with $5,000 insurance. There was no Insurance on the building, which was valued at $2,500. There Is no fire department In this city, and for that reason it was fern posstble to save the barn. The citi zene, however, formed themselves In to a volunteer bucket brigade and succeeded in saving two residence building immediately adjoining the structure which was burned. horrible mile had II."