Two Fires at Oakland

Issue 17 and Volume 56.

Two Fires at Oakland Oakland, Cal., had two serious fires last month. On the first the Yosemite Laundry Company building, one story high, of brick construction, 100 by 200 feet, was destroyed at 5.44 a. m., with a loss of $35,000. The total value of the property was $50,000. The fire, which started from an unknown cause, was all over the building when the fire department, in charge of Chief Engineer N. A. Ball, arrived. Three steam fire engines with five 1 1/8inch streams were in service. The water pressure was 60 pounds. The Piedmont garage was burned at 11.24 a. m.. on the 14th, with a loss of $54,000. The building was one story, of frame construction. 50 by 100 feet. The fire was caused by the overturning of an oil stove, and the entire building was burning when the department arrived. Three engines with 1,800 feet of hose…

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