November 3, 1970

BATTLE FLAMES: Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the two buildings and the contents of the Waters Department Store on Fifth Street between Adams and Main streets. The first alarm was turned in at 6:10 p.m. Monday, and firemen were still on the scene at noon Tuesday keeping a watchful eye on the smoldering ruins. The buildings, owned by the city under the central business district urban renewal project, were a temporary location for the department store until its new building, now under construction on the corner of Fifth and Adams streets, is ready for occupancy sometime next spring.

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