Leadership

A GEORGETOWN FIRE.

Issue 23 and Volume 38.

A GEORGETOWN FIRE. On the evening of November 16, fire destroyed a portion of the main factory of the large wire manufacturing plant of the Gilbert & Bennett Manufacturing company, in Georgetown, Conn., where there is no real fire protection, only a pump, to which could be. attached one and onehalf-inch hose, and a bucket brigade. The loss was $25,000. The employes of the factory strove to keep the flames under by means of five lines of small hose attached to a pump and a bucket brigade. They did good work of the kind, but were powerless to quench the fire. The men trusted to an ordinary fire wall of brick to prevent the flames from spreading, and meanwhile sent to Danbury and Ridgefield for help. Chief Thomas A. Lounsbury, of the former city, with an engine, fourteen men, and 1,000 feet of hose, came quickly by special train, and…

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