Leadership

Thirty-four Apparatus at This Fire.

Issue 26 and Volume 1893 14.

Thirty-four Apparatus at This Fire. A swift, fierce fire played havoc Friday on Third avenue and Forty-ninth street. Within twenty minutes it swept away the seven-story brick building on the corner occupied by the furniture establishment of Henry Thoesen & Brother, and in a few more consumed eight neighboring buildings in Third avenue and Forty-ninth street, and scorched the sides and roofs of dwellings and business houses on the south side of the street and the west side of the avenue. So impetuous and thorough was the fire that within an hour the ruins looked as though they had been burning for hours. The fire authorities remarked that it was one of the quickest fires ever seen in the city. The first alarm was turned in at 13.20 by ten-yearold Martin Bialla, who worked in Thoesen’s. The signal box did not wyrk properly, and the first company to reach the…

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