Leadership

Four-Alarm Boston Fire

Issue 15 and Volume 67.

Four-Alarm Boston Fire (Front Our Regular Correspondent.) Fire in the six-story brick building at 451-563 Atlantic avenue and 163-167 Oliver street, Boston, Mass., recently caused heavy damage and necessitated the sounding of four alarms before the flames were brought under control. The blaze originated from an unknown cause on the second floor on the Atlantic avenue side of the building and had obtained great headway before the arrival of the first alarm apparatus. A policeman discovered the fire and turned in an alarm from Box 1,293, corner of Atlantic and Northern avenues, at 5 :25 a. m. The second alarm was given at 5:31, the third at 5:35, and a fourth at 6:14. The fire was fought by lines taken over stairways, ladders, and the roofs of adjoining buildings, and also by streams from deck pipes, water towers, and lines played from the elevated railway structure on Atlantic avenue which…

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