Leadership

WIND SPREADS SEVERE BRUSH BLAZES NEAR NEW YORK

Issue 10 and Volume 83.

WIND SPREADS SEVERE BRUSH BLAZES NEAR NEW YORK Aid Sent from Manhattan Borough—Companies Concentrated on Two Sides of Staten Island—Change in Wind Saves Many Homes THREE hundred buildings in the Oakwood Beach and South Beach sections of Staten Island, New York City, were razed by a brush fire that swept through the district with great rapidity. For the first time in years, the master alarm was sounded and aid was rushed to the island from the Borough of Manhattan. On Saturday, the island was visited by a brush fire, the worst the county had known in twenty years. Firemen fought the flames for hours and finally at 2 a. m., the weary men departed from Rossville and Princes Bay with the belief that they had conquered in the battle that had destroyed four houses and a barn, and which had endangered several hundred other buildings. At Sandy Grounds, a hamlet…

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