Fire at University of Wisconsin

Issue 18 and Volume 60.

Fire at University of Wisconsin The main hall at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wis., was recently burned. Fifteen hundred students were in the building when the fire was discovered and all escaped. As soon as the fire was discovered one hundred students scaled the roof of the hall to fight the blaze. The alarm was given in and the fire equipment of the college assisted Chief Huyl and the local fire department. Loss was placed at about $200,000. The fire has taught the university a lesson. If it had not been for the efficient work of Chief Huyl and his men there is no question but that the loss from the conflagration would have been heavy, and not only the main hall, but other buildings might have been destroyed. The fire protection for the university buildings is from the university water plant, and, in discussing the matter with…

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