Leadership

FIGHTING FIERCE FIRE AT RACINE

Issue 2 and Volume 47.

FIGHTING FIERCE FIRE AT RACINE Specially written for Fire and Water Engineering. While a severe wind and snowstorm was raging early on the morning of December 12, fire broke out in the mill room of the Racine Manufacturing Company, in the central portion of the city of Racine, Wis. The plant covered an entire block and the buildings, six, four and three stories in height, were of brick and frame construction, and for the most part built a year ago or later. A watchman, going his rounds, discovered the fire, which seemed to be in a pile of lumber near the engine and boiler room and was apparently started by a back draught from the furnace, which is also the opinion of Fire Marshal James Cape, Jr., to whom we are indebted for our information. He promptly turned in an alarm and companies 5, 2, 3 and 1 responded, closely…

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