Leadership

Cotton Destroyed at McKinney

Issue 18 and Volume 59.

Cotton Destroyed at McKinney Several dwellings, eight freight cars and the plant of the McKinney Compress Company containing a large quantity of cotton were damaged by fire at McKinney, Tex., recently. The fire was caused by an oil stove and originated in a three-year-old wooden dwelling, at about 3.20 P. M. A high wind fanned the flames so that the whole buildig was quickly ablaze and it was in this condition that Chief J. S. McKinney found it on his arrival. Laboring under this handicap Chief McKinney worked with coolness and judgment and succeeded in confining the fire to the smallest possible area. The loss on the buildings damaged amounted to about $48,600, while that on the cotton and household goods destroyed was $16,200. Twenty-five men were in service together with one American-La France steamer, one American-La France motor pumping engine, one Seagrave hose wagon and one chemical car. One…

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