Leadership

TWENTY-FIVE ENGINE COMPANIES OPERATE AT CHICAGO FIRE

Issue 2 and Volume 79.

TWENTY-FIVE ENGINE COMPANIES OPERATE AT CHICAGO FIRE Blaze in Piano Warehouse Causes Heavy Damage—Crowds Overrun Police Lines for a Time—Burnings of the Week A MULTIPLE alarm fire, causing heavy damage and badly damaging a five story building in the Loup District of Chicago, occurred on January 6. The blaze originated in the basement of the Story & Clark Piano Company’s building, on South Wabash Avenue, at about 12 :30 p. m. from an unknown cause and swept up the elevator shaft, involving practically all floors by the time the first alarm companies arrived. The building, built 55 years ago. stands in the midst of “Piano Row,” and for a time it was feared that the fire would communicate with other establishments. As the flames increased more than 100 guests in a tea room on the ground floor fled to the street. On the arrival of Chief A. Seyferlich. seeing the…

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