Leadership

Chief D. M. Hudson Averts a Conflagration at Chelsea

Issue 11 and Volume 62.

Chief D. M. Hudson Averts a Conflagration at Chelsea That damage of only $10,000 out of a possible loss of $165,000 was wrought by a menacing blaze which attacked a wooden water front building in Chelsea, Mass., on August 20 was due to the efficiency of Chief David M. Hudson and his department. When Chief Hudson reached to be a five-engine job. Conditions were favorable for a conflagration. The flames, rapidly gaining headway, threatened to make a sweep of nearby buildings. It was the most menacing fire at the outset that Chelsea has had since the conflagration of April 12, 1908. At 2.18 p. m. a citizen on the street noticed smoke emerging from the top floor of a water front building occupied by Seaver & Co. He sent in an alarm from a box to which usually two engines respond, but at the time one of the engines was…

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