Car Works Fire at Erie

Issue 2 and Volume 67.

Car Works Fire at Erie It is thought that the fire that recently destroyed one building of the Erie Car Works and badly damaged another, in Erie, Pa., was of incendiary origin. It was discovered soon after 2:30 A. M., and box alarm pulled at 2:40. The works were in the extreme western part of the. city and the shop in which the fire started was 100×300 feet on a 60foot street. The other building affected was 60×350 feet, at a distance of 20 feet from the first. Both were wholly or wood construction and were unprovided with private fire protection. Eight hydrants were available, 4-in. sing type, 300 feet apart and with direct water pressure of 50 pounds. The 107 men engaged employed four AmericanLa France triple combinations and two steamers. Ten engine streams were thrown at one time and 2,000 feet of hose were laid ,of which one…

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