Leadership

San Francisco Warehouse Fire

Issue 12 and Volume 94.

San Francisco Warehouse Fire A four-alarm fire which did more than $70,000 damage to a warehouse at Seventh and Townsend Streets in San Francisco, Calif., recently is being investigated by Chief Charles Brennan and his staff following charges by the owner that the fire was of incendiary origin. More than 125 firemen struggled for two hours before the blaze in the halfblock long structure was extinguished. Its corrugated tin walls were white-hot when firemen arrived on the scene. Empty whiskey barrels, steel drums and paint pails set up a veritable cannonade as they blew up in the intense heat. The warehouse was operated by a cooperage concern. Two firemen were injured as they battled the flames, neither seriously. A truck and several electric motors stored in the warehouse were also destroyed. Alexander Bauer, the owner, said that he had found charred papers at the rear of the place several months…

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