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GOOD FIRE-FIGHTING JUDGMENT PREVENTS CONFLAGRATION AT HOBOKEN

Issue 21 and Volume 76.

GOOD FIRE-FIGHTING JUDGMENT PREVENTS CONFLAGRATION AT HOBOKEN Factory Fire at Hoboken Confined to Building of Origin Notwithstanding Surrounding Frame Tenements —Several Explosions Before Alarm Was I urned In Good judgment on the part of Chief John J. Gilday and excellent work of the fire department of Hoboken, N. J., prevented what might have been a serious conflagration, when a four-story factory building, located in one of the old closely built up sections of the city, was destroyed by fire October 18. The structure, nearly fifty yeaTs old, was occupied on the u p per floors as a straw hat factory, and the lower floors as a printing plant. Surrounded by a nest of frame tenements with a large hospital less than half a block away, the building itself was only a brick shell w i t h unusually light wooden floors, all oilsoaked, making quick fuel for the flames. The…

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