Leadership

Fatal Fire at Baltimore.

Issue 5 and Volume 43.

Fatal Fire at Baltimore. On January 24 a midnight fire that caused $500,000 loss broke out in the printing establishment of the E. B. Reed & Son company, 407-11 East Saratoga street, and spread so rapidly that by the time the fire department reached the blaze the flames had reached the adjoining buildings occupied by the Baltimore Bell and Foundry company, the Chauldron Glass company, the William Hollingsworth Foundry company and the J. Rcgester Sons company. All these buildings were old and burned quickly. Second and third alarms were sent in at once, and finally a general alarm, calling out practically all the apparatus in the city. The work of the firemen was seriously impeded y the storm. Snow and ice incased all the apparatus and formed in sheets over the clothing of the men. It was finally decided to cut away a section f the wall of the building…

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