Centennial Flour Mill fire on January 30, 1947

On January 30, 1947 a malfunctioning switch in the Centennial Flour Mill ignited flour dust in the building, setting the massive structure located on Bayside Drive (now Schuster Parkway) on fire. The mill was totally destroyed at a loss of $2,400,000.  The fire was the first in Tacoma history with property damage that exceeded $1,000,000. NWR Richards, http://goo.gl/ItkG2R