North End Boston Fire

Issue 11 and Volume 64.

North End Boston Fire Four alarms were sounded from Box 1321, Boston, Mass., shortly after 3 a. m., recently, for a fire in the six-story brick building, Nos. 26 and 28 Bowker street, occupied by the Sargent & Ham carriage and automobile repair factory and the Winship Trunk Manufacturing Company on the lower floors. The flames had attained great headway on the three upper floors and were breaking through the roof before the first apparatus arrived upon the scene. Senior Deputy Chief John O. Taber, acting as chief of department in the absence of Chief Peter F. McDonough, who was on vacation, handled the situation efficiently, and confined the loss to the upper floors of the structure where the blaze originated. Chief Taber’s excellence of judgment as a fire fighter was shown when he ordered three engine companies working inside the building to back out their lines, and a short…

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