Leadership

Multiple Alarm Fires Keep San Francisco Firemen on the Alert

Issue 1 and Volume 97.

Multiple Alarm Fires Keep San Francisco Firemen on the Alert Three multiple-alarm fires within seven hours on November 21-22 gave San Francisco firemen a stiff workout and provided the busiest day in several months. First of the series of fires began when a blaze started in the basement of the Colton House, a small hotel on Third Street, near Howard, in the Skid Row district. Box 2177 was pulled at 5:57 p. m. Engine 3, just around the corner, pulled in to find smoke pouring from the basement of the building and flames threatening to spread to the entire building. A 2-2 was sounded at 6:02, followed by a special call for the Searchlight wagon at 6:18. The fire was confined to the basement and damage was estimated at about $5,000. While companies were still fighting that blaze Box 3432, Buchanan and Geary Street, was received at 6:26 p. m.…

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