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How a Woolen Mill Fire Cost a Quarter of a Million

Issue 8 and Volume 62.

How a Woolen Mill Fire Cost a Quarter of a Million An interesting report of a fire in the mill of the Waterloo, N. Y., Woolen Manufacturing Company is given in the Boston Mutual bulletin for July, and is a chapter of accidents that may appeal to others in the preventing of such losses by careful attention: Mill No. 1 was of brick mill construction, five stories high and completely equipped with automatic sprinklers, supplied by water from the public mains and by two fire pumps, a steam and a rotary. The mill was in operation nights, four sets of cards being run in the fourth story of No. 1 Mill, where the fire originated. There were eleven men employed in the mill. There was a night engineer, oiler and three firemen, also three watchmen on the premises. The watchman in this mill had made his 3 o’clock round, gone…

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