Leadership

Fire in Shop Building at Paris Gives Firemen a Hard Battle

Issue 10 and Volume 63.

Fire in Shop Building at Paris Gives Firemen a Hard Battle The two-story brick building on the south side of the main square of Paris, Ill., with a frontage of 325 feet, containing Fisher’s Five and Ten Cent Store, the stores of A. C. Landis and Shoaff Brothers, in addition to one vacant store, caught fire from unknown causes recently, and gave the firemen of the city, with Chief Charles H. Ulrich in charge, a hard battle before the flames were extinguished. The fire started at 10.20 p. m. and was discovered and reported by a citizen who was passing, who gave a still alarm. When the firemen arrived the fire was extending up the stairs from the first floor, where it originated, and threatened to involve the whole building. Five 4-inch single hydrants, 160 and 325 feet apart, were available, with a pressure of 75 pounds, from an 8-inch…

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