Inmates Help to Fight State Prison Fire

Issue 14 and Volume 74.

Inmates Help to Fight State Prison Fire Maine State Prison Destroyed—Bravery Shown by Prisoners—New Britain Firemen Help Plainville Department—Burnings of the Week PRISONERS working side by side with firemen and officials of the prison was a feature of the fire which destroyed eight buildings of the Maine State prison at Thomaston, Me., on September 15. The fire, the origin of which was unknown. was discovered by a guard on duty in the western post of the prison at 4:15 p. m. He at once gave the prison alarm and telephoned an alarm also to the fire department of Thomaston. Chief S. J. Crawford responded with sixty men and one pumper, one combination car, two ladder trucks and five hose companies. There were four 6-inch hydrants outside and two inside the prison wall, about 500 feet apart, with a rated pressure of 80 pounds, but which, according to Chief Crawford, fell…

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