Issue 22 and Volume 61.

FIRE IN OIL MOP FACTORY IN CAMBRIDGE A spectacular fire which destroyed the large frame building of the Alden Speare’s Sons Company at East Cambridge, Mass., caused a loss estimated at $30,000. The blaze, which broke out shortly before 11 p. m., was in a particularly dangerous section of the city. The night watchman discovered the fire on the second floor of the Milton Chemical Company’s building and turned in an alarm from Box 175, a private box on the premises of the Alden Speare’s Sons Company, which concern controls the chemical company. The large plant of the Galena Signal Oil Company adjoins the burned structure, and when Acting Chief Casey, of the Cambridge fire department, arrived upon the scene he sounded second and third alarms in quick succession, which were later followed by a general alarm, calling apparatus from Somerville and Boston. The fire was effectively handled and confined…

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