Leadership

Wind Threatens Large Area With Destruction at Duluth Fire.

Issue 23 and Volume 59.

Wind Threatens Large Area With Destruction at Duluth Fire. Fire, supposedly caused by sparks from a chimney, recently damaged the plant of the Alger-Smith Lumber Company, at Duluth, Minn., destroying several buildings and considerable lumber. The fire started at 11:32 a. m. and burned for twelve hours. The department was hindered very much in its work by the 65-mile wind which was blowing. The accompanying diagram shows the area of property which was destroyed, and that the nearby saw-mill, valued at $250,000, and the group of dwellings close by, were not also destroyed was due to the excellent work of Chief Joseph Randall and his department, of which C. W. Wilson is assistant chief. The fire originated in a one-story dwelling near the lumber plant, and spread so rapidly by the strong wind that one other house and a barn were ablaze upon the arrival of the department. Ninety-two firemen…

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