Leadership

Two Large Fires at Albany, N. Y.

Issue 10 and Volume 55.

Two Large Fires at Albany, N. Y. Never in its history has the Albany, N. Y., fire department undergone such a test as it was subjected to during 36 hours of February 16 and 17. With the temperature below the zero mark, the streets blockaded with snow, the department successfully battled with two of the most stubborn fires in the annals of the city. At midnight Feb. 16 the four-story brick building at Broadway and Hamilton street, occupied by the Creamery Package Company was completely destroyed and the damage will reach close to $125,100, partially covered by insurance. Smoke was pouring from all the windows when Chief W. W. Bridgeford arrived, and he had to stand and watch the apparatus making frantic efforts to reach the hydrants. The snow impeded its progress and the chief turned in additional alarms for more apparatus. The other companies came none too soon, and…

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