Destructive Fire in Chicago.

Issue 14 and Volume 44.

Destructive Fire in Chicago. In the Packing Town stockyards, Chicago, a very destructive fire destroyed an old 4-story brick, Armour company’s building, unequiped with sprinklers, occupying a space of 62 x 310 ft. and having a frontage 181 ft., with 16 ft. in the rear and a 24-in. main laid on the street. The watchman, strangely enough, is unable to state where the blaze arose, but said that when he discovered it, the flames were “all over.” Nor could he or anyone else assign any cause for the blaze; hut it is supposed to have arisen from crossed electrical wires. When the tire department arrived at the lire the flames were visible in all the four floors and all through the buildings. In fact, they had been so fierce from the moment the watchman had first seen them that he had to turn in an alarm from another building. Forty…

Subscribe to unlock this content

Subscribe Now