News: Neillsville - Wasserburger Store Fire (24 Apr 1919)
Contact: Ann Stevens
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/1/1919
Wasserburger Store Fire (24 APR 1919)
On Thursday afternoon the Wasserburger store was burned out. The fire started in the basement of the store in some unknown manner and when discovered by Leo Wasserburger, had gained such headway that when the fire company arrived they were unable to get at it and do effective work. The flames were controlled to the store, however, and finally were gotten under control, but not until the Wasserburger stock of general merchandise was practically ruined. The Seidelman Hotel and soft drink parlor was also a victim of the blaze, but most of the furniture and stock was removed The building itself was quite badly damaged, but will be repaired and put in shape so that the store can resume business at the old stand in a short time. There was insurance on both the stock and building, but not enough to cover the loss, it is understood.
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