Fire Menaces Largest Dry Dock

Issue 8 and Volume 71.

Fire Menaces Largest Dry Dock A fire in the ship yard of the Morse Dry Dock and Repair Company extending along the waterfront at the foot of Fifty-fifth Street, South Brooklyn, New York City, for a time threatened the largest dry dock in the world and destroyed two garages, twenty-five automobiles and two pipe houses between six and eight o’clock on the morning of January 25. The steamship S. M. Spaulding, which was in the dry dock, was also endangered for a time. A chauffeur discovered the blaze in the garage and sent in the first alarm. Battalion Chief Cashman, who was the first officer to arrive, sent in a third alarm, which brought Chief Kenlon and Deputy Chief Martin, who at once pulled a fourth alarm. Fire Commissioner Drennan and Deputy Commissioner Thompson arrived soon after the fourth alarm. Deputy Chief Worth of the Marine Division also came with…

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