Three-Alarm Fire in New York Proves a Stubborn One

Issue 8 and Volume 54.

Three-Alarm Fire in New York Proves a Stubborn One GENERAL NEWS ARTICLES Flames so stubborn that it took the fire department detail nearly five hours to extinguish it gutted the cellar and three stories of the sevenstory loft building at 179-183 Wooster street, New York City, a few night ago. It started in the cellar., which is used as a storeroom by the Perfect Patent Paper Box Company. The first floor is occupied by the officers of this concern and those of the National Cloth Works Company. When the fire started at 6:30 o’clock there were ten employes of the former company at work on the first floor, three girls and seven men. The fire had smouldered for some time before the employes discovered smoke. Then, instead of sending in an alarm, they formed a bucket brigade and tried to put out the blaze. The flames gained sufficient headway to…

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