Leadership

Two Big Fires in One Day in San Francisco

Issue 24 and Volume 74.

Two Big Fires in One Day in San Francisco An Office Building and a Sugar Warehouse Burned in Fires Only Five Hours Apart—Difficult Peat Bog Blaze—Week’s Burnings FOR the third time in less than a month, a large city has suffered two big fires within a few hours of each other. The first of these municipalities was the National Capital, the second Boston, and now San Francisco has followed with a $200,000 and a $400,000 fire within five hours of each other. The first blaze was in the Realty Building, 660 Market Street. One member of the department and several tenants were overcome by the heavy smoke fumes which filled the burning structure. The structure, which was three stories and built of brick, took fire in the basement from an overheated range at 3:20 P. M. on November 5, the first alarm coming in at that time. Chief Murphy on…

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