Issue 18 and Volume 41.

NEW YORK CITY FIRE NOTES. The steam freighter, Pioneer, was burned at her pier No. 24, North River. Her cargo was of a very inflammable character consisting of cotton, jute, dyeing stuff, cylinders of oil, etc. On account of the noxious fumes the firemen worked in relays, and many were temporarily overcome. Two fireboats, the New Yorker and the McClellan, four engines, two trucks, and Chief Croker responded to the fire alarm. Dense smoke enveloped the vessel when they arrived, the fircboats threw 15,000 gals, of water a minute, while the lines from the engines on land worked well. The fire was stubborn, however, and the water seemed to have little effect. The hook and ladder men cut holes in the deck and thus the streams were directed on the cargo, and a salvage crew of firemen was organised to get out the cargo. They could not stay on the…

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