Big Factory Fire in Peabody.

Issue 20 and Volume 45.

Big Factory Fire in Peabody. Peabody, Man., is altogether a wooden town where wooden roofs are permitted. It is, therefore, not surprising to read of the destruction by an early morning fire of one of its largest wooden buildings, the leather plant of the A. B. Clark company, on Union street, in the central part of the city. The plant, which was sprinklered and was built in 1893, was housed in several buildings, of which one was 7-story; the others 1-story, 2-story and 3-story. The fire broke out in the centre. What the cause was is unknown; but, when the fire department arrived under the command of Chief Jesse F. Barrett, the flames had gained such headway that requests for assistance were sent to Salem and Beverly. The apparatus on the ground consisted of 4 steamers—Amoskeag and American-La France, 1 hook and ladder truck, and 7 hose wagons. These were…

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