Bridgeport Lumber District Threatened

Issue 6 and Volume 82.

Bridgeport Lumber District Threatened The lumber yard district along the water front at Bridgeport, Connecticut, was threatened with serious damage by fire on March 7 when a can of lacquer became ignited in some unknown manner on the third floor of the Frank Miller Lumber Company on East Washington Avenue. The building being of wooden construction and containing finished interior trim woodwork including many mantles, doors, flights of stairs, door jambs and casings, was an easy prey for the flames that gained considerable headway before aid was summoned. The fire alarm was received at 4:16 p. m. Engine Companies Nos. 1, 4, 5, 10 and 12 along with Chemical Company No. 1, Truck Company 2 and Truck Company 5 responded. The fire department immediately surrounded the burning structure with several lines of 2 1/2 inch hose. Due to the brisk March wind that was blowing, the firemen had a two-hour…

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