Leadership

Washington Department Fights Severe Blaze

Issue 2 and Volume 60.

Washington Department Fights Severe Blaze Chief F. J. Wagner, of Washington, D. C., and his men, were called out at 10.56 o’clock one night recently, to fight a very severe fire which had broken out at the Southern Railway Office Building. The department, on arriving, found the flames rapidly spreading throughout the building from the fourth floor to the roof. The Southern Railway Building was situated in the business section of the city, and it required skillful efforts on the part of Chief Wagner and the other members of the department to prevent the flames from spreading to several neighboring buildings. In addition to this, the department succeeded in saving the larger part of the damaged building. This building was seven stories high, and from 500 to 600 persons were employed in it at the time of the fire, but due to the efforts of the chief and his men,…

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