Waterfront Fire in South Boston

Issue 25 and Volume 61.

Waterfront Fire in South Boston A five-alarm fire occurred at South Boston, Mass., on June 4 when, fanned by a stiff northwest wind, the flames which started in the wooden building of the T. C. Ashley Chemical Company spread with great rapidity to the threestory frame structure of Moulton & Holmes, teamsters, and the large stables of the Boston Forwarding and Transportation Company, communicating to the brick building of the International Waste Company. All these structures and half a dozen power boats hauled out on the ways for winter storage at a shipyard were burned. It is believed the fire started from spontaneous combustion on the second floor of the chemical plant. Two Boston fire engines, Nos. 7 and 21, were caught under a falling wall, and were rescued with great difficulty. A number of ladders were lost and between three and four hundred feet of hose was burned. Twenty-two…

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