Church Destroyed at Erie

Issue 4 and Volume 61.

Church Destroyed at Erie A fire recently destroyed a German Baptist church at Erie, Pa. The church comprised two structures, one 60 by 74 and the other 30 by 50 connected by one roof and about forty feet high. It was built of brick with veneer frame backing with wooden partition walls. The fire was caused by a floor heater setting a first floor joist on fire. It was discovered about 5:15, and the alarm given, followed fifteen minutes later by a second alarm. Chief J. M. Duerner had seventy-six men and the following apparatus at the fire: Three American-LaFrance steam engines, two ladder trucks, five horse-drawn hose wagons, one combination horse-drawn apparatus, one straight chemical and one American-LaFrance motor triple combination apparatus, which piece of apparatus did very effective work. Chief Duerner, as soon as he arri.ved, sent a second alarm in and immediately placed seven engine streams on…

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