Carelessness of Workmen Nearly Destroys Church at Columbus

Issue 13 and Volume 64.

Carelessness of Workmen Nearly Destroys Church at Columbus The recent fire in Columbus, O., by which the King Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was damaged seriously, was caused by the carelessness of workmen engaged in repairing the roof. It was discovered at 3.04 p. m., and an alarm was immediately pulled at the nearest box, but the entire building was involved when Chief Jenkins Daniels with a force of 45 men arrived. Four engines were employed and 2,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose with 1 1/8-inch nozzles. Six 4-inch hydrants were available and 4 engine streams were thrown at one time. The department was hindered in its work by insufficient water pressure from 6-inch main. The church was in the residential portion of the city on a street 60 feet wide and was of stone construction. It burned about three hours before the fire could be brought under control and one…

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