Good Fire Stop by Davenport Department

Issue 15 and Volume 73.

Good Fire Stop by Davenport Department A fire broke out at midnight on February 3, in the First National Bank of Davenport, Iowa, this institution being the first of its kind to open in the United States, according to information received from Charles R. Henderson, president and manager of the Davenport Water Company. Chief Peter Denger on his arrival immediately sent in a general alarm and the department fought the fire from the inside, until it ran up through the partitions and mushroomed on the sixth floor. Turret nozzles were also used from the street level and the department succeeded in extinguishing the fire without its reaching the lower floors, in spite of the fact that the thermometer was 10 degrees below zero, a heavy gale of wind was blowing and footing on adjacent roofs was impossible. This will be evident by reference to the illustration herewith. The fire, according…

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