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FIRE DESTROYS CINCINNATI SCHOOL; CHIEF HOUSTON HAS NARROW ESCAPE

Issue 6 and Volume 79.

FIRE DESTROYS CINCINNATI SCHOOL; CHIEF HOUSTON HAS NARROW ESCAPE Old School Destroyed from Overheated Furnace—Building Total Loss— Chief Suffers Bad Fall Down Stairway THE Franklin Preparatory School, situated on Walnut Hills. Cincinnati. O., was virtually destroyed by fire on the morning of February 1. entailing a loss estimated at $100,000. It was one of the historical educational institutions of the state, especially noted for the prominence of the personages the ground work for their future careers. The fire started at 6.50 a. m., from the furnaces, the drafts of which had been left open by the janitor while he went out to sweep the sidewalk. Passers-by discovered the flames and caused an alarm to be sent into the fire department. Following an explosion a third alarm was sent in, but flames quickly burst through the roof, and the main part of the building was soon gutted. It required eight hours…

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