Leadership

School Fire at Vergennes, Vt.

Issue 8 and Volume 55.

School Fire at Vergennes, Vt. The Administration building of the Vermont State Industrial School, at Vergennes, was recently destroved by fire, with an estimated loss o_____ $75,000. The fire was discovered in the cupola at 1.30 P. M. Its cause was unknown. A telephone alarm was at once sent to the fire department three quarters of a mile away Chief A Men responded with five hose reels and a ladder truck manned by a competent force of olunteers, but when they arrived the building was beyond saving. A glance at the accompanying illustration of the building before the fire shows how effectively the flames did their work. The structure consisted of three parts, a center with two wings, a cupola on each front corner. The construction was of brick veneer, with a thin brick wall separating each wing from the center. Even this wall acted as a preventive of the…

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