Spark in Fan Box Starts Fire in Seattle Plant

Issue 9 and Volume 64.

Spark in Fan Box Starts Fire in Seattle Plant A spark in a fan box recently caused a fire in the southern part of Seattle, Wash., known as South Seattle, in which the plants of the Binkley Supply Company and the Pacific Wire and Plating works were badly damaged. The two buildings covered a quarter block and were of wood, built about nine years ago. The fire started before 4 p. m., but the alarm was not given until 4.27 p. m., reports Fire Marshal Harry W. Bringhurst, as the workmen were trying to extinguish it with a line of 3/4-inch hose. Because of this the Brinkley Supply Company’s entire plant, which was one story high, was already involved when the department arrived, under command of Assistant Chief W. H. Clark, and it proved impossible to prevent the flames from extending to the adjoining building, which was two stories in…

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