Box Factory Destroyed at Astoria

Issue 22 and Volume 61.

Box Factory Destroyed at Astoria A box factory located along the water front at Astoria, Ore., was recently destroyed by fire with a loss of $20,000 on building and $80,000 on contents. The factory was a one-story wooden structure occupying a space 300 by 300 feet with wooden partition walls. The factory contained two dry kilns with hollow tile walls. The fire was believed to be of incendiary origin and was discovered by a workman who gave the alarm. The property did not contain any private fire protection and Chief C. E. Foster found the whole building afire. He placed ten hydrant streams on the fire and handled the fire very skilfully. Four hydrants, each about 300 feet apart with a pressure of 100 pounds, were available and they furnished good plug streams. Three thousand feet of cotton rubber-lined hose was in use and one length burst. The contents consisted…

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