Leadership

Grocery Fire in Bridgeport

Issue 23 and Volume 63.

Grocery Fire in Bridgeport The Sussman & Feuer building in the central portion of Bridgeport, Conn., caught fire, it is supposed, from sparks from the high-tension wires of the railroad alongside whose tracks the structure was located. It was of brick, with wooden partition walls, 65 x 100 feet in area and four stories in height. It had been built about 40 years. The fire started in the early morning hours, and was discovered by a policeman, who pulled an alarm from the street box at the nearest corner, at 2:30 a. m. The department, under Chief Daniel E. Johnson, arrived promptly with the following apparatus, all motor: two Metropolitan steamers, with tractors, three Waterous pumping engines, one Robinson pumping engine and three trucks. The Waterous and Robinson pumpers did good service. There were available five 4-inch double hydrants, approximately 125 feet apart, with a gravity pressure of 75 pounds,…

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