Leadership

PLATE GLASS BUILDING BURNED AT TORONTO.

Issue 13 and Volume 41.

PLATE GLASS BUILDING BURNED AT TORONTO. On March 14, the business centre of Toronto was visited with a destructive fire, the cause of which is unknown. It took place in the building of the Plate Glass company, a new four-story brick building re-erected in 1902. The neighborhood has more than once suffered from bad fires, and a blaze there is always a cause of more or less anxiety as it is a congested-value district, where many hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property is at stake. The building in question was not spr ink hired and depended altogether on the efforts of the fire department to protect it. It occupied a space of 64 x 150 ft. and stood in a street 66 ft. wide. Available for its protection were seven 2-way, 3-way and 4-way hydrants. On the out street was a 6-in. main, on the other, a 17-in.…

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