Leadership

Explosion Causes Serious Fire in Rochester

Issue 13 and Volume 74.

Explosion Causes Serious Fire in Rochester An explosion of alcohol in the compound room of the Don-O-Lac plant, situated in the southern part of the city of Rochester, N. Y., resulted in a serious fire, which completely destroyed the structure. The explosion occurred on the first floor and when the department, consisting of seventy-five men, commanded by Chief Frank A. Jaynes, arrived one of the side concrete walls had collapsed and the fire was under full headway. The first alarm was received at 10:31 a. m., and four minutes later the second was received, both having been sent in over the telephone. The firemen were unhampered in their work and had the fire under control at the end of two hours, the following apparatus being used: Eight hose wagons, two pumpers, three steam fire engines, two trucks and one salvage corps auto. Ten 6-inch hydrants, spaced about 250 feet apart,…

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