Leadership

Railway Shed in Shreveport, La., Destroyed

Issue 8 and Volume 74.

Railway Shed in Shreveport, La., Destroyed Fire of unknown origin occurred in the car repair shed of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s yards in the western portion of Shreveport, La., at 8 o’clock on the evening of July 11. The shed, built fourteen years ago, occupied a space 100×200 feet in dimensions, was twenty-five feet high and of wooden construction. The blaze was discovered by a negro employee who at once reported it to the yard clerk. When the latter rushed from his building to summon aid the entire structure was ablaze. He sounded the company’s fire alarm, and when Chief O’Brien and thirty of his fire-fighters arrived on the scene they found that in spite of the fact that the company’s fire brigade had manned the fire pumps and were playing several streams on the burning structure, the fire was still burning fiercely and it required two hours…

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