Officials Investigating Into Cause of Fire at Norwich.

Norwich, N.D., Dec. 19.—Investigations being made by Norwich officials into the cause of a fire which did $10,000 damages may result in arrests, as it appears the blaze was of an incendiary origin.

The fire burned down the J. W. Shields general store and the Norwich pool hall, as well as doing damage to adjoining buildings. Only the fact that a freight chanced to be passing through the city at the time the fire started saved the entire town from destruction, as the members of the crew sounded an alarm. A bucket brigade was made against the fire.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 12/19/1911

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