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FLOOD AND FIRE AT PITTSBURG.

Issue 13 and Volume 41.

FLOOD AND FIRE AT PITTSBURG. Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. One of the busiest and most exciting times in the history of the Pittsburg fire department took place on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, during the largest and most disastrous flood that has visited the city since 1832. On Thursday morning at 5.40 a. m. the great six-story brick warehouse of the Pennsylvania Door and Sash company was almost completely destroyed by a fire that caused a loss of $250,000. This fire kept twelve fire companies busy for fifteen hours. On arrival of the first companies the building was a roaring furnace, and in a very short time the largest portion of the burning building collapsed. On the way to the fire, truck company A suddenly dropped through a portion of Water street up to the axles of the apparatus, breaking both poles of its three-way…

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