Leadership

Brookline has Large Church Fire

Issue 25 and Volume 84.

Brookline has Large Church Fire The Harvard Congregational Church, a handsome stone structure at 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. Mass., was destroyed in a spectacular general alarm fire. The blaze originated from an unknown cause in the basement underneath the pipe organ and had obtained great headway before being discovered. The first alarm was received from Box 213, corner of Harvard Avenue and Sewall Avenue, at 5:17 p.m. This brought to the scene Engines 1. 2, and 5, Ladder 2, and Chemical 1. A second alarm at 5:22 summoned Engines 3 and 7 and Ladder 1; and a third alarm at 5:35 called out Engines 4 and 6 and Ladder 3. Apparatus from Boston and Newton covered in at the vacant Brookline fire houses. In the absence of Chief Selden R. Allen, who was on his way back from the chiefs’ convention in Havana, Cuba, Deputy Chief John B. McDonald was…

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