Railroad Shops and Cars Burned

Issue 22 and Volume 53.

Railroad Shops and Cars Burned Twenty railroad cars and the paint shop of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company in Peru, Ind., were destroyed by fire recently. Chief T. M. Dowd said that the fire originated in the paint shop, a two and three story building, 12 years old, built of brick with tar-gravel roof and located in the southwestern part of the city where it occupied a space 200 square feet. In front of the damaged property an 8-inch main was laid. The fire, which started from a torch left burning, was discovered by an employe at 10 p. m., when a telephone alarm was turned in. The department. which was promptly on hand, found that the roof of the main building had fallen in. I he blaze was fought with one horse-drawn hose wagon and one automobile combination pump and hose wagon of the American-La France make. Box-cars…

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