Leadership

Fire Damages Knitting Mill at Cohoes.

Issue 12 and Volume 60.

Fire Damages Knitting Mill at Cohoes. The Fitwell Knitting Mill at Cohoes, N. Y., was damaged by fire which originated from an unknown cause, on August 13. The main part of the mill occupied a space of 50 by 100 feet, was two stories high and was built of brick. Added to this building were 3and 4story extensions, occupying a total of about 50 by 25 feet of space. These were built of wood. The whole plant was about 50 years old. It is believed that the fire had been burning for a long time previous to its discovery. When the department arrived, immediately after having received the first alarm, it found the fire in a very serious condition. Chief T. C. Collins and his men worked with great skill, and after seven hours time extinguished the blaze, saving the greater part of the building and its contents from destruction…

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