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On This Date: 1889 Cheney Fire

One hundred twenty-five years ago on April 18, 1889, an arson fire destroyed most of the business district in Cheney. Forty-five businesses and homes from the railroad tracks to 2nd Street burned. Sabotaged fire hoses hampered the citizens’ efforts to stop the blaze. Fire was deemed "suspicious." Learn more about our area’s history at  www.cheneymuseum.org.