Fire Damages N. Y. Repair Shops

Issue 10 and Volume 79.

Fire Damages N. Y. Repair Shops The repair shops of the New York Fire Department furnished a recent third alarm blaze; it caused about $15,000 damage to two floors of the building and their contents. The cause of the fire is still a matter of much conjecture. The last mechanic to leave the shops that day departed at 4.30 in the afternoon, leaving the premises in charge of a veteran watchman. The building is four story brick, 200×100, on the northeast corner of 56th street and 12th avenue, several hundred feet from the bulkhead of the Hudson River. Directly across the street from the shops is one of the city’s incinerators, operated by the Department of Street Cleaning This plant emits considerable sparks from its funnel and the impression prevails that perhaps some of the sparks entered an open window of the shops and started a fire in the wheelwrights…

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