Leadership

ELEVATOR FIRE IN CHICAGO

Issue 24 and Volume 39.

ELEVATOR FIRE IN CHICAGO Acting Chief McDonough Makes His First Appearance as Head of the Fire Department. As was briefly told in a recent impression, Elevator D, one of the largest of the Armour chain of grain elevators, at Twenty-second and Fisk streets, Chicago, near the south branch of the river, was completely destroyed on June 6 by an early morning fire, the origin of which is unknown, though by some it has been set down to incendiarism; more probably it was the result of spontaneous combustion in the damp grain. The elevator was six years old, nine stories high and built of brick and wood. It covered a space of 150 by 300 feet and had a capacity of 1,000,000 bushels. At the time of the fire its contents, which were totally destroyed, consisted of 150,000 bushels of corn, 28,000 bushels of wheat, and 50,000 bushels of oats—valued at…

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