Leadership

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN AN OLD NEWARK FACTORY

Issue 23 and Volume 48.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN AN OLD NEWARK FACTORY One of the worst fires of the year occurred at Newark, N. J., on Saturday, November 26, in which twenty-five lives were lost and several people seriously injured. The building was an old four-story brick structure which had been used as a factory for many years. It covered a large space on High street and was detached from other buildings in the neighborhood. The diagram herewith shows its location and contiguous property. From long use the floors of the building were soaked with oil and there were no partition walls to check the fire, consequently when once started it ran through the third and fourth floors with remarkable rapidity, which accounts for the great loss of life. The insurance inspectors had labeled the structure an “extra hazardous” risk, so that they and the city authorities were aware of its dangerous condition. Shortly after…

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