Leadership

5-STORY VACANT COTTON MILL DESTROYED AT FALL RIVER

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

5-STORY VACANT COTTON MILL DESTROYED AT FALL RIVER Aid Rushed From Nearby Cities to Fight General Alarm Fire Started During Zero Weather—Chief Sullivan Averts Conflagration FALL RIVER, Mass., called outside aid to assist in fighting a serious fire on January 29 which originated in the Big Merchants’ Cotton Mill, vacant for several years, and not guarded by a watchman. The flames raged through the long five-story mill and, fanned by a forty-mile gale, spread to nearby structures. Flying embers ignited a large frame tenement block some distance away. One life was lost, several firemen were injured, eight buildings were destroyed or badly damaged, and a loss estimated at $200,000 resulted from the fire which began at a. m. of a bitterly cold and windy day. Besides the mill, the property involved in the Fire consisted of a paper supply house, a grain company and a wholesale grocery warehouse, a 2-story…

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