Lumber Yard Fire at Portland

Issue 7 and Volume 58.

Lumber Yard Fire at Portland An approximate loss of $40,000 was sustained by the Delano Mill Company of Portland, Maine, when fire almost destroyed its plant recently. It was a 2-story and basement, brick and wood structure occupying 450 by 135 feet in the lumber district and contained lumber in all stages of the refining process. The fire started in the pent house on the roof and was caused by spontaneous combustion. A workman discovered the blaze at about 4.30 P. M., and an alarm was telephoned to the central station. Two other alarms were sent in and 125 firemen responded under the command of Chief Almus D. Butler. When the department arrived the flames were shooting out of the upper windows on the north and west sides. Seven Amoskeag steamers, a fire boat with two pumps, one aerial truck, one service truck and two combination chemical and hose wagons…

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