Leadership

A HARD FIGHT FOR ROCHESTER FIREMEN

Issue 18 and Volume 45.

A HARD FIGHT FOR ROCHESTER FIREMEN Specially written for Fire and Water Engineering. It would seem as if Rochester, N. Y., is never to be free from fires, and these of no trifling sort. The latest was that of Sunday, April 13, the origin of which is suspected to have been incendiarism. It destroyed valuable property to the amount of some $400,000. Fifty houses were destroyed and over 100 families, chiefly Polish Jews, were rendered homeless. The fire broke out in the 4-story Selden building, occupied by manufacturers and situated at Main and Gibb streets. It spread over a wide area, jumped nearly 1J4 mile and started a second series of fires, which, with the one that first broke out, defied, but did not demoralise Chief Little and his department. Aid was summoned and arrived in record time from Syracuse and Buffalo. There was delay in sending in an alarm…

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