Engine Spark Causes Lumber Fire

Issue 15 and Volume 65.

Engine Spark Causes Lumber Fire Fire at the B. B. Martin & Co., Lumber Yards, Lancaster, Pa., that amounted to a loss of $30,000 gave the new combination pumping engine a test of twenty-five hours. The firemen were called out at 6:30 a. m., Saturday, March 22, 1919, and upon arrival at the lumber yard they were confronted with about as stubborn a blaze as our firemen have had to handle for some time. After a few hours’ work it was evident that the flames would be confined to the dozen big lumber piles in the northern part of the yards, containing a million feet, the shedding, where a million feet of lumber was being stored, being safe. There were three lines of hose run to the fire of 900 feet each. It is thought that the fire started from a spark from an engine as the yard is located…

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