Leadership

Wilmington Has One of Worst Fires in Its History

Issue 2 and Volume 69.

Wilmington Has One of Worst Fires in Its History Two Buildings at Leather Company’s Plant Badly Damaged—Over Two Million Dollar Loss—New Orleans Dock Fire from Floating Oil—Fires of Week Wilmington has $2,300,000 Fire Wilmington, Del., suffered one of the worst fires in its history when the Wilmington Leather Company’s plant caught fire about 5 o’clock P. M. recently. The plant was situated in the western part, near the city line, occupying two short blocks, and was about one-half block in width. The street in front of the buildings, which was thirty feet in width, was in a very bad condition, and this helped to hamper the fire department in reaching the blaze. Two buildings were involved, the older, a brick and frame structure, about fifty feet and three stories in height, being thirty years old, and the newer of the two buildings, about eighty feet, six stories in height, having…

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