Leadership

Coal Fire

Issue 2 and Volume 86.

Coal Fire A block in the Harlem section of New York City was destroyed when a strong northeast wind spread a blaze that razed a four-story coal pocket, an adjoining two-story building, and a two-story brick building of a paper stock yard. Burning embers were carried into the densely populated area but firemen were able to confine the fire to the original block. Four alarms were sounded bringing Assistant Chief Thomas F. Dougherty, twenty engine companies, five ladder companies, a fireboat and a large amount of auxiliary apparatus.

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