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COLD SNAP KEEPS NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT BUSY

Issue 3 and Volume 79.

COLD SNAP KEEPS NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT BUSY Five-Alarm, Four-Alarm and 140 Other Fires Reported During Recent Drop in Temperature AN acute drop in the temperature on Thursday, January 28th, created an unusual number of 140 runs in New York for a twenty-four hour period, resulting in a fifth alarm blaze in an old factory and storage building in Harlem, a four alarm fire in the manufacturing district of Brooklyn, and a two alarm fire in a garage in the Borough of the Bronx where 120 cars were destroyed. The temperature was 4 degrees above zero and the wind at times attained a velocity of 60 miles an hour. Of the 140 alarms for the day, about six were malicious, which is a rather small number. The run of fires started late on Thursday afternoon. At eight o’clock in the evening the biggest fire broke in the cellar of a…

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