Tin Can Factory Fire in Kansas City A brick tin can factory, four stories high, 50 by 130 feet in area in the West Bottoms section of Kansas City. Mo., was destroyed one evening recently. The fire started in the basement, burned four hours and was confined to the building. When the first company reached the fire it had spread throughout the entire building, through an elevator shaft. Seven engines, eleven hose wagons, and two ladder trucks in command of Chief J. C. Egner, had 13 streams, 9 engines and G hydrants, on the flames, through 9,600 feet of hose, one length of which burst. A turret nozzle and a deluge set was also used. A direct pumping system supplied water through 8-inch mains and 6-inch double hydrants with 70 pounds water pressure.