Mount Vernon Fire News

Issue 7 and Volume 65.

Mount Vernon Fire News (From Our Regular Correspondent) A fire which did $7,000 damage, and which resulted in the destruction of a large barn, was responsible for the burning to death of ten valuable horses recently at 440 North High street, Mount Vernon, N. Y. The barn was owned by Carlo Petrillo, city contractor, and because of the loss the city is handicapped in the collection of ashes. The fire was discovered shortly after 7 o’clock. On an alarm from box 274 Chemicals 1 and 4, Truck 2 and Engines 1 and 2 responded in charge of Chiefs Gibson and Brancard. Before the firemen were able to reach the barn the horses had all been burned and although frantic efforts were made to free some of the animals the intense heat prevented any entrance to the barn. It is the first fire in Mount Vernon where so many animals have…

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