January 28, 2011
On Feb. 5, 1911, lightning struck the Capitol building in Jefferson City. The subsequent fire heavily the damaged building; what the fire didn’t ruin, water from the Jefferson City and prison fire departments did. Damages were estimated at more than $1 million.
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A celebration commemorating the 1911 fire which destroyed the Capitol is planned for 6:15 p.m. Feb. 5.