Leadership

How Dallas Fought a Basement Fire

Issue 10 and Volume 53.

How Dallas Fought a Basement Fire A difficult and what at first seemed likely to be a very destructive fire, broke out at 1:28 p. m., in the basement of the premises occupied by Mrs. N. Bartholow, at 1106 Commercial street, Dallas, Tex. The building was an old one of brick, and was three-story, was situated in the business section of the city. Internally it had brick partition walls with arched openings, but was not provided with any private appliances for fire protection nor any means of escape for the occupants in case of fire. The cause of the blaze was trash which had been allowed to accumulate in the basement, to which may be added extreme calelessness. An employe discovered it and turned in a box alarm. When Chief Magee and his men arrived they brought with them a large fire fighting force of men and equipment as follows:…

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