Leadership

Valuable Building and Lumber Destroyed in Pawtucket Fire

Issue 18 and Volume 63.

Valuable Building and Lumber Destroyed in Pawtucket Fire Owing to the fact that there were only two hydrants on the company’s property and one of these was frozen, the fire department of Pawtucket, R. I., was very badly handicapped at the recent fire at the lumber yards of the Narraganset Machine Company, about one mile southwest of the center of the city. Chief Charles H. Fuller, on this account, was compelled to stretch lines from the street connections, 450 and 900 feet in length. The building in which the fire started was two stories in height, partly of brick and partly frame, 400 feet long, and with three wooden sheds 4,000 feet long and filled with especially kiln-dried lumber, abutting it. The fire originated on the first floor from unknown causes and was discovered by a watchman, at 6:50 p. m. The fire department responded promptly to the bell alarm,…

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