Toledo Deportment Prevents a Conflagration

Issue 6 and Volume 50.

Toledo Deportment Prevents a Conflagration The recent destruction by fire of the buildings owned and occupied by the B. A. Stevens Company in Toledo, O., entailed a loss of between $200,000 and $250,000. Eight firemen were seriously injured while in performance of duty. The Stevens buildings are located on Erie, Lucas and Vance streets. The company manufactures billiard, pool and barroom supplies. Eight dwellings and frame storerooms were also consumed. The buildings were constructed of both brick and wood, the Stevens building having partition walls of brick. There w-as no sprinkler equipment, hut a few hand extinguishers had been provided on the property. During the day time about So persons were employed m the building, hut when the lire broke out at nine o’clock a. in., there were only three persons present. The flames, which are supposed to have been started by the engineer’s torch, were discovered first b a…

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