Leadership

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT PITTSBURGH.

Issue 26 and Volume 27.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT PITTSBURGH. On June 22 a fire in one of the principal downtown business blocks of Pittsburgh, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000. It involved eight buildings containing many office tenants. The fire was first discovered in the rear of the Eichbaum company printing establishment, and is set down to spontaneous combustion. The Eichbaum building, fronting Fifth avenue, a few doors below Wood street, was six stories high, and was tenanted by many officeholders—among them being Duff’s college, and the Holmes Electric company. In an incredibly short time the entire building was a mass of flames, which, before the firemen could do much effective work, had communicated to the Exchange National Bank building an iron building, next door below,and from there to the Hussey building adjoining. Simultaneously the fire extended to a saloon and restaurant and a flower store on the upper side. For a time the entire…

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