Leadership

FACTORY FIRE IN JERSEY CITY

Issue 9 and Volume 48.

FACTORY FIRE IN JERSEY CITY Fire that broke out early in the evening of August 18 in the warehouse district of Jersey City, N. J., wiped out one entire block of business buildings and factories, turned 2,000 families into the street, killed one fireman, broke the left leg of another by falling walls, and was not under control until after midnight, when it had inflicted losses variously estimated at from $800,000 to $1,000,000. Butler Brothers’ wholesale grocery warehouse, one of the largest in the country, which lay directly in the path of the flames and for a time was thought doomed, proved instead a barrier the fire could not cross. New York was called upon for aid for the first time in twenty-one years. Three engine companies were sent from New York in charge of Battalion Chief Norton. The dead man is Spencer Babcock, of engine company No. 8, who…

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