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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, January 4, 1914

Fire of mysterious origin causes $200,000 damage in mill of Pacific States Company at Selleck

Rebuilt plant of Pacific States Lumber Company at Selleck, Wash., to be opened June 1 (Seattle Times, April 12, 1914).

Fire of mysterious origin which started shortly after 7 o’clock last night in the huge plant of the Pacific States Lumber Company at Selleck, King County, totally destroyed the sawmill connected with the works and for a time threatened to wipe out the entire property and the little town of Selleck as well. As it was, the damage done according to President E.B. Shields, of the company, amounted to close to $200,000, of which 75 percent was covered by insurance. (more…)

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