Louisville One Story Building Burned

Issue 23 and Volume 63.

Louisville One Story Building Burned A one-story building, 200 by 300 feet, built of heavy timbers covered with corrugated iron and located in the southern part of Louisville, Ky., being just inside the city limits, was destroyed by fire recently, good work by the firemen, commanded by Assistant Chief J. J. Schmid, confining the fire to the one building, which abutted other structures. The fire started in the oil storage room in the southwest corner, and had made such progress when discovered that the whole building collapsed about five minutes after Assistant Chief Schmid and the department arrived. Thirty firemen, one steam engine, one Ahrens-Fox motor pumping engine, four hose wagons and two ladder trucks were in service. A second alarm was turned in. Two engines, with twoand three-way couplings, were used. In all, seven streams were thrown. The Ahrens-Fox motor pumping engine did good work. About 3,000 feet of…

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