Oilcloth Factory at Troy Gutted

Issue 15 and Volume 57.

Oilcloth Factory at Troy Gutted An old oilcloth factory, built about 65 years ago in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, N. Y., and which has been shut down for several years, was almost totally destroyed by fire on March 20th. The building was of brick construction, seven stories in height and occupied a space of 120 feet by 120 feet. The origin of the fire is unknown. The alarm was turned in at 9.42 P. M., by a policeman, and although the fire was confined to the one building it was not entirely extinguished until 9 o’clock the next morning. When the first firemen arrived, in command of Battalion Chief Wike of the Lansingburgh section, the flames were shooting out of every window from the first floor up and were bursting through the roof. In fact, the flames had gained such great headway it could not be determined in which…

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