Leadership

35 Firemen Have Narrow Escape

Issue 10 and Volume 89.

35 Firemen Have Narrow Escape Thirty-five firemen operating on the roof of a burning church at Brooklyn, N. Y., were ordered from their positions and reached the ground just a few moments before the roof crashed, and the steeple toppled over. The Central Presbyterian Church, the largest of its denomination in the East, was destroyed by a five-alarm fire that caused $400,000 damage. Fire, of undetermined origin, spread rapidly through the entire church, and three-story building adjoining. The fire is believed to have started in the choir loft and to have worked its way through the church proper. At 11 p. m., forty-five minutes after the fire was discovered, there was nothing left standing but the four walls of the church, and part of the adjoining building. The second, third, fourth and fifth alarms were sent in upon the arrival of the first companies. The firemen were hampered by six-inch…

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