Vancouver Bridge Fire

Issue 23 and Volume 57.

Vancouver Bridge Fire A fire of unknown origin swept the Cambil Street Bridge above False Creek at Vancouver, B. C., on April 19. It was discovered at 4.29 a. m., by the bridge tender who immediately telephoned an alarm. When the firemen reached the scene with four steam engines, one motor pumping engine, two aerial ladders, one city service truck, four chemical engines and seven hose wagons, they found the fire making good headway under the roadway. A four-inch double hydrant was at each end of the bridge. The fire was hard to get at and a very high wind made the firemen’s task doubly hard. After 2 1/2 hours work the blaze was stopped. One span had collapsed and nine others had been damaged. Twelve streams were thrown through 10,000 feet of hose. The total damage approximates $73,000. The bridge, which was built 3 1/2 years ago and cost…

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