Garage Fire at Milwaukee

Issue 1 and Volume 55.

Garage Fire at Milwaukee Because a fire alarm box was out of order and the nearest fire station was three blocks away, the Ford garage, at Milwaukee, Wis., with several automobiles, was partially destroyed by fire recently. The building was constructed of brick and wood five years ago, was two stories high and 60×150 in size and without fire equipment. The fire was caused by overflowing of gasoline while filling an automobile tank, which was ignited by an automobile lamp. The alarm was given verbally at 11:15 p. m. When the fire department arrived the fire had gained much headway. Eleven engines, six trucks, three chemical engines and two fire boats were in service. Water was taken from six hydrants and three cisterns, the pressure being 42 pounds. There were 21 streams, operated through 11,550 feet of rubberlined cotton hose with 1 1/4 and 1 1/2-inch nozzles. Two fire-boat streams…

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