The stable of Mr. H. Holderson, who lives a mile northeast of Gardar
, was set on fire by a prairie fire the 14th inst. In the stable were two cows and one of two calves. Holderson's neighbor, Sigurbjorn Sigurdson, and his son, working in a field close by, rushed to the rescue. The fire threatened the house, the only inmate of which was an old invalid woman. The men succeeded in saving the house and the stock out of the stable, but they burned their clothes and their faces and hands severely. They are both unable to do any work on account of their injuries. Meanwhile Sigurdson was rescuing his neighbor's property; his own wagon was burned.
Pembina Pioneer Express, 4/23/1886