New York’s Imported Fire.

Issue 3 and Volume 1893 13.

New York’s Imported Fire. John Engel, a Bay Ridgs young man, was the principal figure in a scene that created great excitement on lower Broadway, New York, Wednesday morning. He was driving a wagon owned by Charles Keller, a Bay Ridge florist. It was filled with flowers that were wrapped up in straw to keep them from freezing. Engel supposed that the flowers were all right and that he was in the same condition, when he was startled by a young woman opening an office window and shouting, ” Look, young man! You’re on fire.” By this time the street was wild with emotion, and as Engel turned around to take in the situation a New York crowd beheld the thrilling spectacle of a fire on wheels. Advice was given by the wholesale, and the young man jumped from his seat and loosened the horse from the wagon. An individual…

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