Leadership

VALUABLE STATE RECORDS DESTROYED IN GENERAL ALARM FIRE

Issue 6 and Volume 77.

VALUABLE STATE RECORDS DESTROYED IN GENERAL ALARM FIRE Blaze at Albany, N. Y., Burns Documents of Several Departments—Near-Zero Weather Handicaps Fire-Fighters — Week’s Fires AFIRE necessitating a general alarm in zero weather at Albany, N. Y., occurred in the six-story office building 26 North Pearl Street, on Thursday, January 26. A monetary loss estimated at $150,000 and the destruction of irreplaceable documents of the supreme court reporter, headquarters of the state police and the liquidation bureaus of the state tax department and the industrial commission was the result. The fire department worked six hours in near zero weather and a heavy snow storm before the fire was controlled and prevented from spreading to adjoining buildings. The building is in the heart of the business section. Fire Chief Michael J. Fleming sent in a second, third and general alarm w h i c h summoned the entire department, ten pumpers, a…

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