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FIRE NEWS OF THE WEEK.

Issue 22 and Volume 34.

FIRE NEWS OF THE WEEK. (SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING) Fires from overheated stoves are commoner than ever this November. Jamestown, N. Y., has purchased a new combination chemical and hose wagon. Chief Joyner, of Atlanta, Ga., has been aiding Jackson firemen in organising a paid department. Chief Coffin, of Bridgeport, Conn., was severely hurt by the fall of a cornice during a $20,000 fire. The burning of the Markelton, Pa., sanitarium powerhouse caused three persons to be burned to death. New fire department stations should replace some of the dilapidated buildings that do duty for fire houses in Chicago. It now takes live men to do the work of the firi marshal’s office in Philadelphia. But the number of fires of unknown origin is as great as ever. The ordinance creating a paid fire department for Atlantic City, N. J., has passed the council, which will at…

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