Leadership

WAREHOUSE CONTAINING 167,000 SACKS OF SUGAR, DESTROYED

Issue 6 and Volume 82.

WAREHOUSE CONTAINING 167,000 SACKS OF SUGAR, DESTROYED All-Night Fire at Belmond, Ia., Fought by Companies from Eight Cities—Sugar Melted by Heat but Some Bags Can Be Reclaimed AFTER an all night battle in which fire companies from eight communities participated, the men were successful in extinguishing a fire that destroyed the warehouse of the American Beet Sugar Co., at Belmond, Ia. The warehouse contained 167,000 sacks of sugar each holding one hundred pounds. The pump used by the company to draft water from the river was temporarily out of service and the firemen were hampered in their work. The origin of the fire is unknown although officials of the company are inclined to attribute it to spontaneous combustion. A small fire was discovered on the middle of the roof by the night watchman. Before aid arrived, about two-thirds of the roof was ablaze. The fire was burning its way down.…

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