Leadership

PHILADELPHIA HAS THREE BAD FIRES IN THREE DAYS

Issue 16 and Volume 83.

PHILADELPHIA HAS THREE BAD FIRES IN THREE DAYS A Three, a Two and a Five Alarm Fire in That Period—Chief Davis Was Injured in Cooperage Blaze PHILADELPHIA suffered three large fires in as many days in the latter part of July. The first of these was a three alarm blaze, the second, of two alarm proportions and the third necessitated the sounding of five alarms and taxed the resources of the Fire Department under Chief Ross B. Davis to its utmost to prevent the spread to surrounding structures. Nearly 10,000 barrels, saturated with tar and oil, were burned and several small buildings destroyed in the fire which swept the Sukonik Cooperage at Wolf and Meadow Streets, just after 11 a.m. on July 21. The plant covers an entire block and the flames started in the cooper shop, a small one story building. After the fire burst through the roof of…

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