The funeral procession for the 13 firefighters began at City Hall.
The Butte Fire Department in 1895 was housed on the main floor of City Hall, at 24 East Broadway. When the alarm came in from call box 72 on the night of January 15, the horses pulling the fire carts came racing out through the arches at the front of the building.
Fifteen firefighters rushed to the scene. Only two men and one horse would return to the fire department alive. The funeral procession for the 13 fallen firefighters, one of the largest funerals ever in Butte, began from City Hall.
City Hall also housed the police court, where hearings to determine responsibility for the explosions were held. The investigation began on January 21 and lasted 10 days, with crowds filling the courtroom. On January 31 the jury concluded that the Kenyon-Connell Commercial Company and the Butte Hardware Company were criminally negligent and careless in their storing of dynamite.