Leadership

Burning of a Paper Warehouse in Cleveland.

Issue 16 and Volume 51.

Burning of a Paper Warehouse in Cleveland. A fire which a few days ago started in the building of the Union Paper & Twine Company. Cleveland, O., destroyed property valued at $250.000. The flames were discovered by a policeman about 4.45 a. m., who turned in an alarm. The fire broke out near the power plant. Almost before the first fire companies arrived, two terrific explosions, probably due to back draft, blew out the heavy rear wall and scattered bricks and firebrands over neighboring buildings. The entire block on St. Clair avenue. N. W., from W. 2d street to W. td street, was threatened. Two-thirds of the city’s lire apparatus was summoned by Chief W hyier almost immediately alter he reached the scene. Had the explosions been delayed a few minutes a score of firemen would have been working at the rear of the burning building in Broom alley, which…

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