Leadership

A BIG ENGLISH BLAZE.

Issue 9 and Volume 29.

A BIG ENGLISH BLAZE. The accompanying illustration shows the interior of the Belgrave Rubber works at Leicester, England, after the whole factory had been gutted by an early morning fire on January 8. The fire had been burning for quite an hour before the local brigade was summoned, and even when the flames were discovered, no call was sent in to fire headquarters. Hence there was no possibility of saving the building, which consisted of three large four-story brick sections, without any proper dividing walls. The long rooms, therefore, served as flues through which the flames rusted. As will be seen from the cut, the destruction of the factory and its contents was complete. The loss was $250,000.

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