Leadership

WHAT FIRE ENGINEERS ARE DOING.

Issue 21 and Volume 33.

WHAT FIRE ENGINEERS ARE DOING. (Special reports to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.) OTTAWA. ONT. On Sunday last two fires started in this city, each in a lumber pile. The first, in J. R. Booth’s yard broke out at noon, but did not amount to much, the wood being green. But it gave the firemen some hard work and cost the Booth people $1,000. It was probably started by the same newly released convict as started the next, some three hours afterwards —simply on general principles of antagonism to law and order. The yard in which it started was also Booth property and was situated in Preston street, near the Canada Atlantic railway. Although only an incipient fire when first seen, yet, so dry was everything, owing to the long continued drought, and so strong the southwest gale, that the flames spread very rapidly from the one or two piles where…

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