Leadership

New York Has Four-Alarm Lumber Fire

Issue 14 and Volume 70.

New York Has Four-Alarm Lumber Fire Threatening Blaze in Queens Borough Results in Heavy Loss in Expensive Veneer Woods—Much Valuable Timber Saved by New York Firemen—The Week’s Burnings Fine Woods Destroyed in Four-Alarm Fire The Steinway section of Astoria in Queens Borough of New York City was visited on September 21 with a fire which destroyed high quality lumber worth $300,000 and coal valued at $6,000, and which for a time threatened to sweep the whole section, occasioning the sounding of four alarms. The blaze was in the Astoria Mahogany Company’s plant at Ricker, Seventh and Eighth Avenues and the East River, and in the buildings and coal pockets of A. M. Ryon, fronting on Eighth Avenue and extending to Berian’s Creek. Practically all the men and apparatus in Queens Borough and two fireboats responded, and Chief Kenlon took command in person when the fire threatened to be of large…

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