Leadership

THE DEADLY CELLULOID.

Issue 1 and Volume 36.

THE DEADLY CELLULOID. On Wednesday afternoon, Captain Edward Levy, of engine company 20, had a narrow escape from drowning,a nd twenty-three firemen were overcome by smoke and fumes at a fire in the cellar and subcellar of 483 and 485 Broadway, Manhattan, New York. The fire proved one of the most difficult that the department has handled for some time, owing to the fact that the place was filled with dense smoke and fumes of burning celluloid ana with gas escaping from broken pipes. The blaze was confined to the cellar and subcellar of the building, where it started. The loss is estimated at $ 150,000. Much of this is represented in the destruction of fine lace goods and embroidery by smoke and water Three alarms were turned in, and so crippled were the hook and ladder trucks by the fact of twenty-four firemen being overcome by the fumes,that special…

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