Leadership

$25,000 Fire in Boston Stables

Issue 7 and Volume 63.

$25,000 Fire in Boston Stables On Sunday, January 20, 1918, with a fresh northwest wind and temperature of 8 degrees, a fire was discovered in the one-story frame stable at No. 817-819 Shawmut avenue, Roxbury, Boston, shortly after 8.30 a. m. Engines 12, 13 and 14, Ladders 4 and 12, Chemicals 10 and 12, in charge of Junior Deputy Chief Setmott and District Chief Gaffey, responded to an alarm from box 2,234 at 8.36 a. m. In an incredibly short time the fire had extended to the one story frame stable at No. 827 Shawmut avenue and to the one and one-half-story frame stable at No. 60 Vernon street. Engines 23, 24 and 37, Ladder 13, and District Chief Kennedy responded to a second alarm from box 2,2.34 at 8.52 a. m., ordered by the Junior Deputy Chief. With ten engine streams and the energetic work of the firemen the…

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