Fire In Chinatown
Chico Weekly Record, Chico, California - Saturday, December 25, 1897


Old Village on Flume Had a Close Call.

A fire broke out in the Northeast end of old Chinatown on Flume street yesterday morning and the fire department put it out before any serious damage was done by the flames. A portion of the roof was burned off of one of the buildings, but quick work on the part of the firemen prevented a spread of the flames. The firemen gave the Mongolians a drenching and used nearly enough water to float the whole town to the creek, beyond which it rightfully belongs.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair.

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