Cleveland Fire Notes

Issue 13 and Volume 69.

Cleveland Fire Notes A still alarm from Box 161 caused no end of excitement and nearly ended in a panic when an ammonia pipe in the basement of Stranahan Brothers’ Restaurant let go. About three hundred customers were panic stricken and bolted to the street. Hook and Ladder No. 1 was sent on a still. First Assistant Chief Granger, assisted by Battalion Chief James Richards and Lieutenant William Denaple donned oxygen helmets and made several heroic rescues of those eating lunch caught in the ammonia fumes. Acting Battalion Chief Reese, assisted by Lieutenant Roche, with army gas masks did excellent work in the basement, drawing off the ammonia with the compressors. Two hours had elapsed before the building was safe to enter. The Cleveland situation was considered at a recent meeting of fire insurance men in Chicago, at which it was decided to send a committee there to lay the…

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