Low Pressure at Fire in Old Park Mansion

Issue 16 and Volume 73.

Low Pressure at Fire in Old Park Mansion The New York City firemen were greatly hampered in a fire in the Lorillard mansion in the Bronx Park by the fact that the only water available was from a small service line with comparatively little pressure. As will be seen by the illustration. Deputy Chief Fred W. Gooderson was compelled to send two engines to the Bronx River thirty-five feet below tbe building and draft water from the river in order to get any lines on the blaze. The fire was discovered by the custodian of the building on March 26 and was caused by sparks from the chimney falling on the shingled roof. He was compelled to run nearly three quarters of a mile to the nearest fire box and in consequence of this there was considerable delay before the nearest fire company arrived. A second alarm was at once…

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