Leadership

A TROUBLESOME FIRE IN BROOKLYN

Issue 9 and Volume 42.

A TROUBLESOME FIRE IN BROOKLYN On the morning of Saturday, August 17, a fire broke out in the building of the De Haven Manufacturing company at 30-54 Columbia Heights, a three-story brick structure, the top floor of which was occupied by the cork factory of J. H. Paddock & Co. In its rear and in the space between Furman street and the Columbia Heights building, there was another De Haven company building, of considerably greater height, and in its rear, fronting on Furman street was a third De Haven structure two stories high. A fire in that thickly congested district is always dreaded by the firemen, as Furman street is very narrow and on it are built many warehouses full of valuable goods, and not easily reached by the fire department. Four alarms were turned in and it took the firemen nearly four hours to get the blaze under control.…

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