Leadership

Factory Fire in Chicago.

Issue 14 and Volume 47.

Factory Fire in Chicago. For two hours Chicago firemen fought a blaze in a building at North Sacramento boulevard and Carroll avenue, one night last week. The fourstory structure, 160×160 feet, of brick and joist construction, was built about 30 years ago, and the fire, which originated from some unknown cause in the engine room, and was discovered by the night watchman, was burning fiercely throughout the entire rear of the structure from the first to the fourth floors when the firemen arrived. They fought the fire with 14 engines—3 second-size Metropolitans. 5 second-size Ahrens. 2 second-size Cincinnatis, 2 third-size Ahrens, 1 Chicago special and 1 second-size Nott—having 21) or more hydrants, spaced 65 to 300 feet to work from, of which 9 double 254 and 2 single 254-inch were used, the hydrant pressure being 28 to 30 lbs., 4. 6 and 8-inch mains being laid on the 65 foot…

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