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CAR HOUSE FIRE AT MANCHESTER

Issue 25 and Volume 37.

CAR HOUSE FIRE AT MANCHESTER Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The street railway car house at Manchester, N. H., was recently burned at midnight, the cause of the fire not being known. It is possible that the blaze was incendiary, but more probable that it started from the heating or lighting systems of the building or from one of the cars. The house was of frame, metalclad, one-story high, 192 feet by 100 wide, with an area of 19,200 square feet. The roof was flat, joisted, tinned, and supported on posts, with a height of approximately twenty feet at peak and with ordinary skylights about ten feet by 109 feet; the cornice was boxed, metal-clad; floor, cement, except over the boiler room, and a mezzanine floor, about twenty feet by forty feet, used for office, which were of wood joisted construction. There were nine tracks in the house,…

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