Leadership

ABANDONED PAPER BOX PLANT RAZED BY FIVE-ALARM FIRE

Issue 3 and Volume 83.

ABANDONED PAPER BOX PLANT RAZED BY FIVE-ALARM FIRE First Time That Five-Alarm Response Was Used Since Adoption of New Running Card Year Ago—Delayed Call Gives Blaze Headway A SPECTACULAR quick burning night fire which started from some unknown cause in an old abandoned box factory in a Pittsburgh, Pa., manufacturing and warehouse center, swept through the entire building and gave the firemen a hard fight before it was brought under control. Evidently the fire had been burning for some time and bad gained great headway, due to delayed alarm. It was first discovered by a city watchman on duty in the Bureau of City Water office and storage yards on Liberty Avenue directly opposite the burning building. He stated an explosion had preceded the flames which were then raging on the second floor of the building. Five alarms were sent out in quick succession, calling fifteen engine companies and three…

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