Leadership

WAREHOUSE AT CAPITAL BURNS, NECESSITATING GENERAL ALARM

Issue 5 and Volume 77.

WAREHOUSE AT CAPITAL BURNS, NECESSITATING GENERAL ALARM Building Filled with Inflammable Department Store Goods Makes Quirk Fire at Washington D. C.—Burnings of the Week IN spite of the fact that the alarm was given almost as soon as discovered and that the engine company was only two doors away a blaze in a Washington, D. C., department store warehouse assumed the proportion of a general alarm on the evening of January 10. The blaze originated in some packing straw and excelsior on the first floor from an unknown cause, according to a bookkeeper of the S. Katin’s Sons Company department store, who was working overtime and discovered the fire. This man ran to the quarters of Engine Co. No. 14 with the first alarm. By the time the firemen reached the building, a distance of 100 feet, the entire first and second floors of the five-story brick structure were ablaze.…

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