Leadership

A MOTT HARBOR BLAZE.

Issue 11 and Volume 29.

A MOTT HARBOR BLAZE. On Sunday evening last a fire which destroyed the freight and passenger station of the suburban branch of the N. Y. N. H. & H. RR., at East One hundred and Thirty-second street and Willis avenue in the borough of the Bronx, suddenly started while some thirty clerks were at work The flames spread so rapidly that these employes escaped with difficulty— one being seriously injured internally by falling down stairs. During the excitement in getting the freight cars and engines out of the way of the flames, a switchman had both legs cut off by a locomotive. He was removed to the Harlem hospital. Lewis Krakou, a fireman of engine company No. 71, was injured by falling timbers, and was also taken to the hospital. Three alarms were sent in, but, owing to the lack of water, several of the engines had to be sent…

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