Leadership

Factory Fire in New Orleans.

Issue 25 and Volume 46.

Factory Fire in New Orleans. Although the fire department of New Orleans succeeded in confining a fire in the factory of the Crescent Bed Company, in that city, on the 27th November, to the premises in which it originated, the building and contents were destroyed, causing a loss on buildings of $29,000 and on contents of $65,000. The building, which was four stories in height, with a frontage of 6.5 feet, was 230 feel deep, with a two-story annex 135 feet deep, was built about seven years ago, and according to the dimensions given, covered an area on Orange and Tochonpetoulas streets, of 65×335 feet. It was constructed of soft red brick, without interior partion walls, sprinklers or any lire protection. The stoker of Engine Company 12 discovered the fire on the first floor near the paint shop a little after 6 o’clock and the alarm was sent in hv…

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