Leadership

Warehouse and Elevator Almost Destroyed in Aberdeen

Issue 1 and Volume 63.

Warehouse and Elevator Almost Destroyed in Aberdeen A stubborn blaze, unknown in its origin, broke out in the warehouse of the Freeman-Bain Elevator, in the commercial section of Aberdeen, S. Dak., on December 6, badly damaging both elevator and warehouse. The two buildings were about eight and one-half years old, the elevator built of wood, iron clad, and the warehouse of brick, the former 42×50 and €4 feet in height and the latter 30×80, 20 feet in height. The fire department, under Chief E. L. Kingsley, arrived in answer to a telephone alarm, and found the fire well advanced and coming through the roof and windows. To make matters worse, they experienced great difficulty and lost many precious minutes trying to connect with a hydrant that was out of order. There were in use two combination cars and two reserve hose wagons. Four hydrant and one engine streams were thrown…

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