Leadership

Fire in Des Moines Business Building

Issue 3 and Volume 69.

Fire in Des Moines Business Building The two-story building occupied by Hipps-States Company, at the southwest corner of Seventh and Mulberry Streets, Des Moines, Ia., caught fire recently from unknown cause. When the alarm came in by telephone at 2.17 A. M. the fire department responded with eighty men, under the command of Chief Will Burnett, and the building was found to be entirely involved, from cellar to roof. The structure, of brick construction, with wooden joists, had been built about twenty-five years. There were ten or more 6-inch double hydrants available, spaced about 150 feet apart, with pressure of 90 pounds at the hydrants. The apparatus in service consisted of four pumpers, five combinations, and three ladder trucks, all American-LaFrance. There were thirteen hydrant and two engine streams thrown from nozzles of 1 1/4 inches, 7,700 feet of hose being used, two sections of which burst during the fire.…

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