Factory Fire in Cohoes, N. Y.

Issue 1 and Volume 55.

Factory Fire in Cohoes, N. Y. The largest fire ever in Cohoes, N. Y., occurred in the mill district December 12. It destroyed several mill structures and damaged other buildings. The fire started about midnight in the four-storv Parsons mill building, occupied by several concerns, and spread rapidly to the Halcyon mill, also occupied by several firms, and to other buildings, causing an estimated loss of a quarter of a million. At least 600 people are thrown out of employment. Chief Collin, on his arrival, sent in a second alarm, which called out the entire department, and later he sent to Trov and Waterford for assistance. The J. J. Child Engine Company of Troy and the Knickerbocker Engine Company of Waterford responded. The fire district extended from Factory street to the bridge spanning the Cohoes Company’s canal, and Cortland street on the north and as far west as the canal.…

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