School Destroyed at Syracuse

Issue 16 and Volume 61.

School Destroyed at Syracuse The Porter School, a three-story brick and stone building in the western residential section of Syracuse, N. Y., was recently destroyed by fire. The walls were wood and the structure was about twenty years old. The fire started in the early morning from an unknown cause and was discovered by a policeman who gave the alarm. Chief Ryan found the building enveloped in flames and immediately placed ten streams, 8 of which were engine, on the fire. Chief Ryan handled the fire very efficiently and confined the fire to the building. The building was a total loss and the property was valued at $50,000. Five engines, three combinations and two ladder trucks were in service. The pu nping engines were of Ahrens-Fox make and gave good service. A sufficient number of hydrants, each about 400 feet apart with a pressure of 80 pounds were available. Cotton…

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