Quick Work Saves Boston Building

Issue 3 and Volume 63.

Quick Work Saves Boston Building Efficient work by the Boston fire department quickly conquered a threatening three alarm fire on the top floors of the six-story brick building at Nos. 83-89 Broad street on December 18. The structure was occupied by the Southgate Press and the large stock of paper stored on the upper stories furnished fuel for the flames. Twelve streams were played on the fire, including one tower stream and a deck gun line from a high pressure hydrant. The blaze is believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion. The fire was confined to the 5th and 6th floors of the building, which was of brick joisted construction with a hip roof. There was 95 pounds pressure on the high pressure hydrant and 56 pounds on the water mains. Five thousand feet of 2 ½and 3-inch cotton rubberlined hose were laid and 340 feet of ladders raised.…

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