Leadership

Conflagration at De Graff

Issue 10 and Volume 56.

Conflagration at De Graff The largest fire in the history of De Graff, O., occurred at 2 a, m. July 24, and destroyed a large section of its business center, with an estimated loss of $100,000. Among the plants destroyed was that of the “Journal,” of which Chief S. P. Pond, of the fire department, is publisher. Twenty-three buildings, mostly business structures, were destroyed. Both sides of Main street were leveled. The lire started in a livery stable in an alley. The stable was locked and five horses were burned to death, because of delay in forcing an entrance. Immediately on his arrival Chief Pond realized that he had a fire too large for his own department and at once called on Quincy. Bellefontaine and Sidney for assistance. Chief Charles Moore, of Quincy, responded with a Howe gasoline engine and 1,500 feet of hose, Chief Horace Blair, of Bellefontaine, with…

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