A four-alarm fire that spread to the historic Gates house on Donnelly Avenue was reported at 3:49 am according to a breaking news report in the Daily Journal. It appears to have started next door at 1218 Donnelly which is also an original residence on Donnelly as shown here.
The Journal notes "Nearly 70 firefighters were called to battled the four-alarm blaze, which spread into the building's attic and completely burned out the inside, according to the fire marshal." It then jumped the driveway to the Gates house which appears to be heavily damaged but perhaps not as badly as 1218. The distinctive turret has been a fixture downtown for a long time. I'm sure our historic aces will be able to give us a lot of background on the family's contribution to B'game.
My 1939 Directory indicates 1214 was occupied by a prominent B'gamer, G.W. Gates who was the town's first stationmaster and postmaster. The Gates house is listed on the city's historic resource inventory here and here. 1218 and 1220 were occupied by the Imgrunds in 1939.