Leadership

Forest Fire Endangers Seward, Alaska

Issue 1 and Volume 58.

Forest Fire Endangers Seward, Alaska A forest fire at the Bay View Addition at Seward, Alaska, threatened the town, but it was saved by energetic efforts by Chief M. A. Horner and the department assisted by citizens. Eight small houses, mostly in out of the way places, were burned. A brush fire got beyond control and the fire burned forty hours before the danger was over. Sparks fell all over the city. The city night watchman discovered the fire, noticing the glare behind the hills, shortly before midnight on May 10. The fire was finally stopped at the outskirts of the town, with the water system. Chief Horner notified the town of its danger at about one o’clock in the morning, May 11, and as the fire was sweeping towards the city he made preparations by keeping everything well wet down and he had a line of hose from seven…

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