Leadership

Car Shop Fire at San Bernardino

Issue 3 and Volume 61.

Car Shop Fire at San Bernardino The Sante Fe railroad car shops, a portion of the Santa Fe shop system of San Bernardino, Cal., was recently damaged to the extent of $150,000. The fire was discovered at 11:20 P. M. by a watchman and the fire was skilfully confined by Chief Frank G. Starke to the one building which was surrounded by a lumber yard and other buildings. The real cause of the fire was not determined. The building was a one story brick twenty-five feet high, two hundred and fifty feet long, eighty’ feet wide, with one partition wall, fourteen years old. The fire started in the central part of the building and was discovered by the night foreman of the lumber department. The Santa Fe has its own fire department and it worked well under its chief, Walter B. Howes, with the city fire department, ably commanded by…

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