Yegen Hardware Store fire, Billings Montana, 1909
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Fire on Minnesota Avenue, south of the tracks. 'The stock consisted of hardware, paints, oils, some gasoline, two carloads of matches, cartridges, which exploded from time to time, with terrific force. Bullets fusilladed the firefighters, who stood their ground, and poured an ocean of water into the pit that vomited up a volcano of flame, hurling burning cinders into the air.' See 'Immense Damage is Done By Fierce Fire in Yegen Stores, Hardware and the Yegen Bank Totally Destroyed by Mid-Night Conflagration Inflicting Loss of More Than $275,000, Fully Covered by Insurance � Flames Frequently Burst Forth', Billings Gazette, September 26, 1909. This was part of a series of three suspicious fires (August 26, September 26, and October 26) at the Yegen businesses. See 'Implement Firm Suffers by Fire', Billings Gazette, October 27, 1909.
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