Leadership

RECENT IMPORTANT FIRES

Issue 14 and Volume 65.

RECENT IMPORTANT FIRES As Specially Reported to this Journal from all Sections of the Country — Crowded Dry Goods Stock Makes Hard Fire to Handle in Sherbrooke, Canada.— Another School Blaze—Other Fires Dangerous Fire Conditions in Sherbrooke A fire that recently threatened the business section of Sherbrooke, Ouebec, Canada, was so well managed by Chief A. Couture and his men that comparatively small damage resulted. An alarm was pulled at 8:22 p. m. when passers-by saw the blaze in J. M. Nault’s dry goods store, a 3-story brick and store building, 60 x 130 feet, in the business district. The fire started in the cellar, it was thought, in a bale of cotton wadding, and when the first apparatus arrived the whole store was rapidly becoming involved, owing to the inflammable nature of the contents. The 22 firemen engaged under Chief Couture employed a ladder truck, four hose wagons and…

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