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Old Demon & Fleming Building - 1917

Old Demon & Fleming Building Burns. Loss is Heavy.
Fire in the three story building at the corner of Collin and 11th streets, caused heavy losses partly covered by insurance, Wednesday afternoon about 2 o'clock, the fire started in Judge Traylor's bed room on the third floor. No one was in the room at the time and how it started, no one knows. Doctors offices take up the second floor. E. A. Johnson druggist and Cal Kerr, Burgess & Co, and the Business League rooms occupy the two first floors.
The damage is great and the loss is only partly covered by insurance. The fireman did a great piece of work, and were complimented by thousands upon confining the fire to the roof of the building.
Corsicana Democrat Truth - Nov 1, 1917


McKie-Huges Oil Fire - May 8, 1923

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