Leadership

A TRINITY OF FIRES

Issue 4 and Volume 45.

A TRINITY OF FIRES As was briefly mentioned in these columns at the time, three fires, all of which started between 7 and 8 o’clock p. m., in the lower section of Manhattan, New York, caused about $1,000,000 worth of damage, more or less, within the space of two hours and kept the fire department hard at work far into the small hours of the morning, besides causing a general movement of the apparatus downwards from Fifty-ninth street to supply for those pieces that had been called out by the third, fourth and fifth alam fires farther down. The first fire started at a few minutes after 7 o’clock, the alarm coming from the triangular building at Franklin, Leonard and Hudson streets, occupied by wholesale grocers, and it was there the greatest damage—about $1,000,000— was sustained. The firemen who arrived on the first alarm found the building on fire right…

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