Leadership

Aid Rushed to Charleston Fire

Issue 5 and Volume 92.

Aid Rushed to Charleston Fire Roaring flames, fanned by a wind reaching a velocity of 20 miles an hour, recently swept through a large section of the storage yard of the Century Wood Preserving Corporation’s plant, Charleston, S. C., causing a loss estimated at more than $200,000. As the flames spread through thousands of creosoted poles in the storage yard, there was response by Companies 1 and 2 of St. Philip’s and St. Michael’s Parish; the North Charleston Fire Department; the fire unit of marines from the Charleston Navy Yard, and Company 9 and the reserve company of the city department. The tug Cecilia arrived early and began pumping water from the Asheley River, through numerous fire lines. The Tug Waban also added her pumps to the water supply. Charles A. Brown, Superintendent of the Standard Oil refinery, had Standard Oil employees run a line from the Cooper River across…

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