Leadership

Memphis Incendiary Fire Destroys Warehouse With Hay and Alfalfa

Issue 26 and Volume 63.

Memphis Incendiary Fire Destroys Warehouse With Hay and Alfalfa A fire which was said to be the first wherein twenty-four firemen were incapacitated for duty at one time in that city, occurred recently in Memphis, Tenn. The men were overcome by fumes from burning sulphur, mixed with dense smoke from a large amount of hay and alfalfa stored in the burning building. This structure was the warehouse of John Wade & Sons, 120×200 feet in size, two stories in height and had been built about five years. It was of brick and concrete construction, and was situated in the wholesale district of the city in its southern part. A watchman who discovered the fire on the second floor at 1.30 a.m., thus described his experiences: “I was going upstairs with an automatic pistol in my right hand and a flashlight in my left, when my flash revealed four men. Just…

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