News: Loyal (Downtown Fire – 5 Apr 1974)
Surnames: Raab, Zinsli, Langfeldt
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 11 Apr 1974
Loyal Volunteer Firemen responded quickly to a call for help Friday morning about 9 a.m., preventing what could have been a disastrous fire in downtown Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.).
The fire of undetermined causes broke out in the second story porch of the Jesse Raab apartment on the east side of Loyal's Main Street. The alarm was turned in by Mrs. Keith Zinsli, secretary of Loyal Skelgas office, located on the first floor, who noticed smoke pouring up from the basement.
When firemen arrived on the scene, flames were already shooting from the north side of the building. The fire was confined to the porch and was quickly brought under control. The Raab apartment and Loyal Skelgas office suffered some smoke damage.
Had the fire gotten out of control, it could have endangered several other businesses in the same group of building, which include the Rohloff-Lauenstein Insurance office, Loyal Shoe Store, Equitable Insurance Office, Max Langfeldt offices, Loyal IGA Store, Mills' Clothing, and apartments above most of the businesses.
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