Jacksonville Fights 4-Alarm Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

Jacksonville Fights 4-Alarm Fire Fire of undetermined origin started on the top untenanted floors of a four-story building, Jacksonville, Fla., at 1:45 p. m. on February 8. The building was in the heart of the business section. The first alarm brought two engine and two truck companies, two high pressure hose wagons and a fire boat. When Deputy Chief George E. Hare arrived, he immediately ordered a fourth alarm. This brought out six additional companies and one additional ladder in command of Assistant Chief J. B. Chancey. Later Chief W. Q. Dowling arrived and took command. Six streams were placed in front of the building, three were laid through an alley to the rear and taken to the top of an adjacent building by means of fire escapes and ladders, and one line was brought to the rear. Three lines from the fire boat were led to the rear through…

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