The fire started in the basement of the Steiger store in the evening of February 15, 1916 Over thirty businesses were destroyed and the losses totaled over 1.5 million.The fire burned for over 5 hours and consumed several acres of the business district.
Fall River History Club meeting
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:30 pm
Fall River Public Library, Fall River, MA
Topic: The Fall River Fire of 1916
Presented by George Petrin
March 17 Bob Kitchen will discuss the geology/geography of Fall River,and how Fall River became the largest producer of cotton in the world!