Flames Destroy Hospital at Farnham

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

Flames Destroy Hospital at Farnham A four-story brick hospital, north of the river at Farnham, Que., was recently destroyed by fire in which twenty-two people lost their lives and seven were injured. The fire started in the basement and the lights went out a few minutes after the blaze was discovered and the alarm given, which accounted for part of the loss of life. The institution, known as the Hospice Ste Elizabeth, occupied eight acres of ground, and the structure was erected forty years ago. The hospital staff discovered the fire and an alarm was telephoned at 8 p. m. Chief Napoleon Roy and twenty firemen responded with one Watcrous fire engine, one ladder truck and two hose wagons, and found the flames, fanned by a strong wind, already spreading all over the structure. Two engine streams and four hydrant streams were thrown, 3,500 feet of cotton rubber lined hose…

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