Leadership

Five-Alarm Fire Destroys Brooklyn Factory

Issue 14 and Volume 75.

Five-Alarm Fire Destroys Brooklyn Factory A four-story and basement “V” shaped brick building at East New York Avenue and Sterling Place, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, furnished fuel for a fifth alarm fire early on Monday morning, March 16, and it required 600,000 gallons of water and two hours of hard work to put it out. The building and contents arc a total loss. The building, an old one of factory type, without sprinklers, standpipe or alarm system, but with a night watchman who had to be rescued from the third floor window on a ladder, was occupied mainly by manufacturers in the dry goods business. In the basement were a billiard parlor and tobacco store, on the first floor makers of boys’ blouses, 2nd floor, knit goods; 3rd, clothing, and 4th, overalls. Fire started on first floor, which was entirely ablaze when…

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