Hotel Destroyed on Island Near Portland

Issue 8 and Volume 62.

Hotel Destroyed on Island Near Portland The Portland, Me., fire department, which is commanded by Chief Almus D. Butler, recently had a very difficult fire to handle at the Ottawa House, located on an island about two miles from the city. All the hose had to be carried by man power from a fireboat to the burning building, which was a wooden structure, about 25 years old and very inflammable, so that it burned very rapidly and was already about consumed when the firemen, commanded by Captain M. G. Frank, arrived. The blaze started in the attic from an unknown cause and was discovered about 7 p. m. A telephone alarm was followed by a bell alarm. One fireboat and 12 firemen were in service; 8,150 feet of hose was in use and one engine stream was thrown. The fire burned ten hours.

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