Leadership

STERLING BLOCK FIRE WINNIPEG.

Issue 4 and Volume 47.

STERLING BLOCK FIRE WINNIPEG. A correspondent of this journal at Winnipeg, Manitoba, writes: That a fire that broke out in the Sterling block, did not extend beyond the building, is due to the excellent work of the fire force and the abundant supply of water available. The building in which the fire occurred, known as the Sterling block, was a six-story structure, 50 feet front. 120 feet deep, with a 20foot alley in the rear. Opposite this building were two large retail furniture houses, connected, on the third and fourth stories with the Sterling block by a frame structure. This according to our correspondent, was the danger point, which, owing to the fact that the fire was in the heart of the furniture district and its spread certain to prove disastrous, the firemen fought hard to defend. As the temperature was 30 degrees below zero and the water froze as…

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