Fire Leaves 5,000 Homeless The Colon, Panama, Fire Department was called on April 13 to a fire in the tenement section of that city. When the department arrived, two buildings were already involved. A changing wind sent the fire across the city sweeping a path some fifteen blocks wide. The property loss Was estimated at $4,000,000. In commenting on the fire, Louis J. Ducruet, Colon’s Fire Chief, stated that the fight was a losing one from the start. The fire had too much of a head start before the alarm was turned in, and the shifting winds aggravated the conditions.