Two Fires Tax Washington Firemen

Issue 11 and Volume 51.

Two Fires Tax Washington Firemen Washington, D.C., experienced two costly fires during the second week of February, about two days apart. From information forwarded by Chief Frank J. Wagner of the Washington fire department, the following facts are taken : The first fire was that which practically destroyed the Washington Railway & Electric Car Barn, located in the northeastern section of the city on 13th and D Streets, and which covered a ground space of 188×200 feet. The building was two stories high, constructed of brick with iron trusses and and woodwork, about eighteen years ago. There were no partition walls. The fire started in the west end of the barn, having been caused by a short circuited electric feed wire to a heater in one of the cars. The discovery was made by a man named Crown about 3.19 a.m., who at once sent in an alarm from a…

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