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Fire in Quebec Requires General Alarm

Issue 16 and Volume 65.

Fire in Quebec Requires General Alarm A fire that required a general alarm recently occurred in Quebec, Can., in the J. M. Orkin & Company warehouses, a property situated in the lower town commercial section where it occupied a space of 60×140 feet on a 24 foot street. It was a 3-story building, 25 years old, of brick and wood and had no private fire protection. The fire started in the cellar from an overheated furnace, and was discovered at 3:45 a. m. and alarm given by the watchman. When the first apparatus arrived the fire had made such a headway that Chief Louis Talbot ordered a general alarm in a very short time. Five 2-wav hydrants, three 3-way and one 4-way hydrants were available, distant from 250 to 300 feet. The pressure from the gravity water system was 115 pounds and 15 hydrant streams were thrown at one time,…

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