Fire in College at Bristol

Issue 9 and Volume 59.

Fire in College at Bristol Were it not for the fact that the fire in the Sullins College and Conservatory of Music, Bristol, Va., had been burning for probably more than an hour before it was discovered, Chief W. R. Collins and his men would have been able to check it with but little loss. When Chief Collins arrived, three stories were ablaze and the fire was coming through the roof. The building occupied a space of 100 by 250 feet, was five stories in height and built about nine years ago. It was constructed of brick with wood interior and once the fire was under way, it proved to be much like a furnace. It is probable that the blaze started in the boiler room but just at what time is uncertain. Even though the building was burning fiercely Chief Collins and his men were able to save a…

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