Good Work of Department Stops Dangerous Fire

Issue 2 and Volume 65.

Good Work of Department Stops Dangerous Fire Six thousand bales of hay were burned in a recent fire that destroyed the stables and barn of the Nixon Milling Company, Augusta, Ga. The fire originated in the stables from unknown cause and a box alarm was pulled as soon as it was discovered, but the material was so inflammable that when the firemen arrived under command of Chief Reynolds, the barn was already involved. A second alarm was sounded at once and then a general alarm was turned in. As the entire Augusta equipment responded to the Nixon fire, Fire Marshal Crystal of Camp Hancock, brought 10 men over from camp and reported at city headquarters to watch over Augusta until Chief Reynolds’ men returned to their engine houses. The city department was handicapped by the fact that eight of the force were ill with influenza and two were off duty…

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