Leadership

DISASTROUS LUMBER FIRE IN MANHATTAN

Issue 17 and Volume 48.

DISASTROUS LUMBER FIRE IN MANHATTAN A fire which raged for four hours, laid low several buildings, burned out lumber and coal yards, and threatened other property in Twentyfourth and Twenty-fifths streets and Eleventh avenue, this city, early in the evening of October 3. According to Chief Edward Croker, of the New York fire department, it was one of the most spectacular fires seen here in a long time, and covered more territory than any other fire in his experience. The loss was placed at $1,500,000. A collection of fire apparatus throwing 25,000 gallons of water a minute finally stopped the spread of the flames. The district is just north of the high pressure zone, which ends at Twenty-third street, and is occupied mainly by lumber and kindling wood establishments. The fire started in the yards of Moore Brothers, on the northeast corner of Eleventh avenue and Twenty-fourth street. An alarm…

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