September 5, 1913
A disastrous fire in Hot Springs (Garland County) destroyed approximately sixty blocks and caused an estimated $10 million in losses. No one was killed, but about 2,500 people were left homeless. A shortage of water due to the destruction of the water company and power house aggravated the firefighting efforts. The fire finally went out during a heavy rainstorm. The city had just recovered from a fire in 1905 that had devastated twenty-five blocks.