Leadership

Chief Price Saves Wheat Elevator

Issue 9 and Volume 64.

Chief Price Saves Wheat Elevator Chief W. R. Price and thirty-seven members of the Springfield, Mo., fire department made a hard and successful fight to save an elevator containing 15,000 bushels of wheat when fire recently occurred at Links’ Mills in that city. The plant was of wood and brick and corrugated iron construction, and the buildings were two and three stories in height, and the fire started in the shipping department at 6.30 a. m., the cause being spontaneous combustion. There was no watchman and the blaze was discovered by the engineer in an electric power plant half a block away. An alarm was sent in by telephone and Chief Price, who responded with an AmericanLaFrance motor pumping engine and two steamers, found the interior of the packing shed, built of wood and corrugated iron, was all afire. There were six hydrants available, these being situated 500 feet apart,…

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