Leadership

CONFLAGRATION IN ATLANTA

Issue 22 and Volume 61.

CONFLAGRATION IN ATLANTA Large Area in Northeastern Section of City Swept by Flames—Over Fifteen Hundred Buildings, Mostly Frame Dwellings, Destroyed—Loss Estimated About $3,000,000—Chief Cody and Fire Department Do Valiant Service Atlanth, Ga., was the scene of a conflagration on May 21 which resulted in the destruction of over fifteen hundred buildings, most of them wooden dwellings in the northeastern section of the city and representing with the contents a loss, according to early estimates, of approximately $3,000,000. Chief William B. Cody and the firemen worked bravely against the heavy odds and with such success that the fire was gotten fairly under control late that night. A number of houses were blown up with dynamite to check the progress of the flames in various directions. The fire started in a storage house on Decatur street and burned several blocks of small houses and, according to reports, jumped over five low brick…

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