Chief Roddy of Monroe Checks Blaze in Retail Section

Issue 13 and Volume 62.

Chief Roddy of Monroe Checks Blaze in Retail Section A fire which presumably was started to screen a robbery recently caused $18,000 damage to a building in the retail section of Monroe, La., tenanted by a dry goods firm, a millinery concern and a barbershop. The blaze was discovered by a patrolman at 4.15 a. m., who rung in a box alarm. When Chief Roddy responded he found the whole interior of the building a roaring mass of flames. Assisted by twelve men and using one American LaFrance triple combination pumping engine, one Kissel motor combination chemical and hose car and one horse-drawn combination, the department succeeded in confining the blaze to the building of its origin and the adjoining structure. It was extinguished in the latter building. There were four hydrant and two engine streams thrown. Four 6-inch double hydrants, having 80 pounds pressure and set at intervals of…

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