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A DISASTROUS FIRE IN NEW YORK

Issue 13 and Volume 39.

A DISASTROUS FIRE IN NEW YORK Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. On Monday afternoon a fire broke out in the seven-story Manhattan factory—an old building, surrounded by others nearly coeval with it— at the southwest corner of Bedford and Downing streets, occupied by the Metal Stamp company, the Empire Art Metal company and the Standard Thred company. So far as is known, the blaze was started by an explosion of benzine or celluloid, both of which were freely used by two of the tenants. re the fire was even controled, forty buildings, including tenement houses, small stores and the like, were wiped out, and nearly the whole block, including the two streets already mentioned and houses in Carmine street, was destroyed At one time, indeed, it seemed as if Greenwich village must go up, and it was only by the hardest of hard work that the fire department…

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