Leadership

EMBERS FROM ICE HOUSE FIRE START 27 BLAZES ON ROOFS

Issue 9 and Volume 83.

EMBERS FROM ICE HOUSE FIRE START 27 BLAZES ON ROOFS Aid Rushed from Nearby Massachusetts Towns—Value of Mutual Assistance Scheme Demonstrated—Conflagration Avoided THE value of fire department mutual aid was shown on the night of April 6 in Arlington, Mass., when the large ice houses on the shore of Spy Pond were destroyed in a general alarm blaze that illumined the sky for miles around. Embers carried by the wind caused twenty-seven different roof fires and a conflagration was threatened. Apparatus from eleven municipalities joined in fighting the flames or covering Arlington fire houses. Congestion of automobiles created a traffic jam that blocked streets and delayed fire apparatus. Chief Daniel B. Tierney, of the Arlington Fire Department, handled the situation in a masterful manner and won unstinted praise for his skilful direction of the forces under his command. He sent the out of town companies to strategic points to leeward…

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