Leadership

East Chicago Has Early Morning Blaze

Issue 2 and Volume 67.

East Chicago Has Early Morning Blaze The fire that seriously damaged the foundry and machine shop of George B. Limbert & Co., East Chicago, Ind., started in the early morning from unknown cause and an alarm was telephoned at 3:15 A. M. The plant occupied a space of 150×250 feet on a 30-foot street in the west side of the city and was of brick and wood construction and about 18 years old. The fire started in the center of the building from undetermined cause, and when the department arrived, commanded by Chief C. A. Spencer, the flames were shooting 20 feet through the roof, he reports. There were 20 firemen engaged and three Ahrens-Fox pumpers were employed and 3,200 feet of hose laid. Two 4-in. double hydrants were available, 400 feet apart and with 25 pounds of pressure, supplied from a 6-in. street main. No hydrant streams were thrown,…

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