Fire In Piers and Storage Tops Jersey City Losses

Issue 6 and Volume 94.

Fire In Piers and Storage Tops Jersey City Losses Estimated Damage Placed at $10,000,000; Largest Fire in History of Jersey City A FIRE, which apparently started in a stockyard at Jersey City, N. J., on May 31, burned for twenty-four hours and by the time the weary fire fighters had brought it under control, it had destroyed a built-up waterfront area covering eight blocks. Docks, pier sheds, grain elevators and warehouses were involved in the conflagration. As no national defense materials were involved in the blaze, the cause of the fire is held to be purely accidental. The fire swept an area on the waterfront, totally destroying a twostory cattle pen and hay loft of the Jersey City Stock Yards Company, an eight-story grain elevator and engine house, a large milk platform, at least nine barges, sixteen freight cars and two automobiles. Extensive damage was done to the 400-by-200foot warehouse…

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