Fire - Tracy,William E - home destroyed - LSJ 9 Jul 1918 Tue pg1
be to Ger-son, HOME AT EATON RAPIDS IS DESTROYED BY FIRE Special to The State Journal. EATON RAPIDS, July 9. The home of William E. Tracy on Canal st., was totally destroyed by fire at 11 a. m., Tuesday. The cause was a defective chimney. Most of the contents were burned, increasing the loss to about $2,500. An insurance of $1,200 was carried. Some half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen houses in the vicinity were threatened by burning brands, but all were put qut before damage was done. Horner Bros, dismissed their employes to help fight the fire. The burned home is one of the older residences residences of the city. Charlotte responded to the call for help by sending an automobile truck here. It arrived, however, too late to render assistance.