Leadership

Jacksonville Has a 4-Alarm Fire

Issue 12 and Volume 87.

Jacksonville Has a 4-Alarm Fire Explosions from cold storage apparatus, and a strong wind aided in the spread of a fire which started in a Jacksonville, Fla., building occupied by fruit companies. Two buildings were destroyed by the 4-alarm blaze. Fire originated in a charcoal pot on the rear platform of a fruit produce building. It was fanned by a strong wind to a large blaze. The first alarm was received at 2:58 p.m., and brought out three engine companies, two truck companies and two high pressure hose companies in command of Chief W. Q. Dowling and Asst. Chief A. W. Dapson. Chief Dowling immediately ordered third and fourth alarms which summoned six additional engines and one additional ladder in charge of Asst. Chief E. A. Perry. The ofif-shift was called to duty. Deputy Chief G. E. Hare and Asst. Chief J. B. Chancey responded on this signal. Fourteen lines…

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