General Alarm Fire in Scranton

Issue 19 and Volume 65.

General Alarm Fire in Scranton Electric wires are thought to have caused the recent fire which destroyed a large amount of property in Scranton, Pa., and in which fifteen members of the fire department were injured. Starting in the New Wall Paper Company the fire soon assumed such proportions that three alarms were turned in, and for a time the entire block in which the wall paper plant was situated was threatened. The fire was discovered by a man returning from a ball at 1:22 a. m. and an alarm was pulled at 1:24 a. m. Within a few minutes all the central fire companies responded and found the first and second floors of the wall paper building, in the rear, almost wholly involved. Water poured onto the fire seemed to do little good, the linseed and other oils, varnishes, etc., feeding the blaze, which continued to eat up through…

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