Leadership

Serious Fire at Bellows Falls, Vt.

Issue 17 and Volume 51.

Serious Fire at Bellows Falls, Vt. A short time ago the city of Bellows Falls, Vt., was visited by a serious fire which destroyed the Union and Arms blocks and the leading hotel in that place. Although a strenuous effort was made by Chief McCann and his men, it proved a difficult matter to stop the fire until it had entirely burned out. The alarm was received by box at 2 :05 a. m., and according to the report or Chief McCann to this journal, when the department reached the scene the fire had broken through the roof of the Union Block building, and two roofs of other buildings, with a space ot four feet between each were also involved. With this serious start the firemen had no ladders ot sufficient length to reach the fourth floor, consequently it was some time before they were able to attack the fire…

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