Leadership

Hay and Grain Fire at Woburn

Issue 22 and Volume 61.

Hay and Grain Fire at Woburn The Cummings Chute & Co. hay and grain building of Woburn, Mass., was recently damaged to the extent of $33,057.40 on property and contents valued at $48,931.00. The building is a three-story wooden structure occupying a space 100 by 60 feet. The fire started from an unknown cause and it was discovered by F.E. Tracey, Jr., who gave the alarm. Chief Frank E. Tracey found the whole building in flames and placed nine streams, four of which were engine streams, on the fire. Five hydrants, each about 300 feet apart, with a pressure of 65 pounds, were available. Three engines, one ladder truck, and one horse-drawn wagon were in service. Two American-La France and one Ahrens-Fox motor pumping engines gave excellent service. Thirty-eight hundred feet of cotton rubber-lined hose were in use. During the fire a falling electric wire killed a citizen. Chief Tracey…

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