Business Building Damaged at Three Rivers

Issue 20 and Volume 59.

Business Building Damaged at Three Rivers The Charles Page Block, Three Rivers, Que., Canada, was damaged by fire recently. The fire started at about 6.20 a. m., on the second floor from unknown cause. Chief Emile Berthiaume and his men succeeded in keeping the loss on the building down to only $3,470, although some newspaper reports gave a considerably larger figure. Its value was $20,000. The loss on contents, consisting of pianos, dry goods, office and household furniture, etc., is not known. The damaged structure was three stories high, and was built of brick about eight years ago. The department was hindered in its work by the density of the smoke. Thirty firemen were at the fire and had 1,250 feet of hose in service. The system of water supply is direct pumping. The nearby water main was 10 inches in diameter.

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