Leadership

IGNITED RUBBISH IN JUNK YARD CAUSES LOSS OF 22 BUILDINGS

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

IGNITED RUBBISH IN JUNK YARD CAUSES LOSS OF 22 BUILDINGS Conflagration at Montgomery, Ala., Necessitates Outside Aid—High Wind Endangers City for a Time—No Lives Lost A CONFLAGRATION which destroyed twenty-two buildings in Montgomery, Ala., and caused an estimated loss of $1,500,000, started at about 1 p. m., June 4. The fire started near an open frame shed in a junk yard and was discovered by employees on the fourth floor of the Derr Drug company, about one block north, who notified the fire department by telephone at about 1:02 o’clock. Several box alarms were also received by the fire department. The fire department, which is full paid, consists of a chief, assistant chief and 56 officers and men. It is equipped with four pumpers, with combined capacity of 3,250 gals, per minute, two combination chemical and hose cars, one aerial and city service truck, with four steamers in reserve. At…

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