School Fire at Rochester

Issue 5 and Volume 57.

School Fire at Rochester Leaking gas it is thought was the cause of the fire which destroyed school building No. 14 in Rochester, N. Y., on January 4. The fire was discovered at about 10.30 P. M. by a passing citizen who immediately turned in an alarm which was followed by two more sent in from different boxes by others who saw the flames shooting from the windows of the building. When Chief Little and his men arrived on the scene the interior of the structure, which was built of brick with wooden floors, was a mass of flames. Although there were a number of dwellings in close proximity to the burning building, the firemen managed to keep the flames from spreading to any of these. The apparatus in service at the fire consisted of nine engines, thirteen hose wagons, four ladder trucks and one salvage wagon. The water tower…

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