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Chemical Storehouse Burned at Long Island City.

Issue 9 and Volume 49.

Chemical Storehouse Burned at Long Island City. Fire that started in the storehouse of the American Agricultural Chemical Company and spread to the tallow refinery of the Van Iderstine Company, in the Blissville section of Long Island City, did $115,000 damage on February 5. Deputy Fire Commissioner O’Keefe and Battalion Chiefs Lally and Langan directed the work of the companies called out by three alarms. The fireboats William L. Strong and Abram S. Hewitt worked from Newtown Creek, along which the buildings lay. Samuel Kress, a watchman for the chemical company, discovered the fire soon after 2 o’clock p. m. He tied down the alarm whistle of the power house while he ran to a box in Railroad avenue. Fast of the burning storehouse stands the five-story building of the Van Iderstine Company. The raw and finished products of the chemical company burned like oil, and the firemen soon were…

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