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Newburgh Has Worst Fire in Years in Steamboat Warehouse

Issue 13 and Volume 63.

Newburgh Has Worst Fire in Years in Steamboat Warehouse Shortly after 1 o’clock recently fire, of unknown origin, was discovered by the night watchman of the Central Hudson Steamboat Company, in their frame freight storehouse at Newburgh, N. Y. He telephoned a still alarm which was answered by Lawson Hose Company, which quickly responded, but the only two available hydrants were found to be frozen and a general alarm was turned in at about 1:15 a. m., followed by second and third alarms, which brought every company and piece of workable apparatus in the city. The night was bitterly cold, with the thermometer below zero and a breeze blowing from the southward. Though suffering greatly from the intense cold, the firemen soon had a number of effective streams on the fire, six of which were furnished by two American-La France motor pumpers, pumping from the Hudson river, and the rest…

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