Fire Chief Humason Loses His Home.

Issue 1 and Volume 44.

Fire Chief Humason Loses His Home. Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. That there is a good deal in the irony of fate is a truth that has been strikingly brought home to Chief C. N. Humason, of Lufkin, Tex., whose house, with its contents, was recently burned down. All that was saved, besides the chief and a few charred embers, was his wife and a black cat. The fire broke out at high noon, and in less than one hour $4,500 worth of property was reduced to ashes, the insurance being only $1,250. As was to be expected, Chief Lufkin and his men worked their hardest to save the property—but no harder than they would have done if it had been the poorest shack. But the fates were against him. A terrific gale was blowing, and the 4-in. water main to which two lines of hose were attached…

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