Pier and Steamship Fire at Brooklyn.

Issue 9 and Volume 62.

Pier and Steamship Fire at Brooklyn. Pier 26, in Brooklyn, N. Y., was destroyed by an early morning fire in which two steamships, three tugs and six lighters were badly damaged. Early estimates placed the damage at more than $500,000. Fire Marshal Brophy, after making a careful investigation, decided that the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion. The pier was laden with sugar, hides, grain, burlap bags and miscellaneous freight. On the south side lay a 2,278-ton Norwegian freighter, just in with hides from South America. On the other side was a 3,000-ton freighter about to go out. Explosions occurred among rockets and rifle ammunition on board one of the steamships. The pier is owned by the New York Dock Company. Fireboates helped in extinguishing the fire. One of the vessels had a gun aboard and the crew quickly threw the ammunition overboard to avoid a more serious fire. The…

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