Fire Destroys Baltimore Pier

Issue 7 and Volume 92.

Fire Destroys Baltimore Pier A pier, 200-feet long, was destroyed by fire in Baltimore May 11, and with it almost 1,800 tons of licorice root. Firemen of 23 companies fought the flames for almost 22 hours before subduing them. Fire was discovered on the underside of the pier by an employee of the J. S. Young Company. Four alarms were sounded by firemen. Chief Travers ordered his men off the pier, when it appeared in danger of collapse, and a short while later, a part of the pier did collapse. Several firemen were injured when the ladder they were on fell, as a wall collapsed. A total of 12 firemen were hurt during the blaze. Firemen stood back from the dangerous part of the pier and “bailed it on” whenever they got a chance. Two fireboats took positions on the sides of the pier and endeavored to get at the…

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