Leadership

Lumber Fire at Burlington, Vt.

Issue 12 and Volume 53.

Lumber Fire at Burlington, Vt. It took the whole fire department of Burlington, Vt., consisting of 25 paid firemen, including Chief Engineer C. A. Niles and his assistant chief, besides fifteen call men from the city’s fire stations, with their equipment, comprising an Amoskeag engine, three hose wagons, an American-La France auto truck, a combination auto truck, and a Seagrave city-size ladder truck and 11,000 feet of Eureka cotton, rubber-lined double-jacket hose, besides a steamer borrowed from the village of Winoski, to fight a fierce fire in the lumber mill and yard of the Shepard & Morse Lumber Co., situated in the western part of the city, a most congested section. The building, which was 13 years old. was one story and one-half high and was of wood with a tin roof, with wooden walls and no partitions internally. It was supplied with private fire protective appliances and a sprinkler…

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