Leadership

Residence Fire at Larchmont from Oil Burner

Issue 5 and Volume 87.

Residence Fire at Larchmont from Oil Burner A large residence, valued at $80,000, in Larchmont, N. Y., situated in an exclusive residential section of that village, was badly damaged by a fire which occurred on the early morning of April 12. The alarm was received at 1:25 a.m., but the fire had evidently been burning some time, as flames were shooting from the roof of the building some fifty feet in the air when the department arrived under the command of Chief George S. Towle. First Deputy Chief Charles A. Hagelston, on penetrating the cellar, found that flames were shooting from the oil burning furnace directly against a partition, and these had communicated with the walls in which there were no fire stops, passing up through them to the upper floors and had mushroomed in the cock loft under the heavily tiled roof of the building. A few minutes after…

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