BLAZE DESTROYS STORE AT
CALDWELL -- Fanned by a
strong wind, a fire of unknown origin swept through the
general store owned by Raymond G. Kress at Fulda, 10
miles east of here, burning the building to the ground
and destroying the entire stock this morning.
The blaze was first
noticed by Ed Crock, who lives in an adjoining house. A
bucket brigade was organized but its efforts proved
The frame building burned
rapidly and fire raged uncontrolled before assistance
could be called from any of the neighboring towns. The
damage was estimated at nearly $4500, part of which was
covered by insurance.
Every effort was made to
save the building but when it was found that the blaze
could not be extinguished the volunteers turned their
attention toward preventing the fire from spreading to
A search through the
ruins was started immediately in an effort to shed some
light on the cause.