Fire Fighting at 26 Degrees Below Zero

Issue 24 and Volume 70.

Fire Fighting at 26 Degrees Below Zero Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department Handles Fire Under Very Severe Weather Conditions—The Map of Augusta s Large Fire—Record of Fire Losses of the Past Week Fighting fire at 26 below zero is no picnic. This the members of the Calgary fire department realized when the Woolworth 5 and 10 cent store and Royal Bank building caught fire on November 19 at 6:40 a. m. The alarm was received at that hour and on arriving at the scene Chief James Smart found the basement of the building, which was 150 x 130 feet, two stories in height, constructed of stone, a mass of flames, it being filled with toys and Christmas goods of an extremely inflammable nature. The building was situated at Eighth Avenue and Center Street in the business section of the city and had been built twenty years, the outer walls being of…

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