Fire Losses Nearly Eight Million This Week

Issue 8 and Volume 71.

Fire Losses Nearly Eight Million This Week Heavy Fire Record Promises to Swell February Losses to Exceed Those of January—Blaze in New York Menaces Large Dry Dock—Fire Causes Explosion of Ammonia Drum Heavy Ammonia Drum Blown 1,000 Feet A drum containing ammonia used in the manufacture of artificial ice exploded at a fire in Lubbock, Texas, and a section of it weighing 255 pounds was thrown one thousand feet. The illustration gives a clear idea of the huge piece of metal. The jar from the explosion caused two smokestacks, one 36 feet and the other 60 feet high, to collapse barely missing four members of the fire department of Lubbock working from the top of box cars when the building caught on fire. The structure, which occupied a space of 125 x 125 feet east of the railroad tracks in the eastern part of the city and was part of…

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