Leadership

COSTLY BROOKLYN FIRE FOUGHT BY FORCES FROM THREE BOROUGHS

Issue 6 and Volume 108.

COSTLY BROOKLYN FIRE FOUGHT BY FORCES FROM THREE BOROUGHS Loss Estimated at $2 Million; Eleven Alarms Transmitted A FAST-SPREADING fire that assumed conflagration proportions, even before arrival of the first-due companies, roared through a two-block tinder construction section of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on the evening of May 12 last, necessitating one of the heaviest concentrations of fire forces seen in New York since the oil plant fire in the same general area in 1919. The fire started with an explosion of sawdust in a hopper at the Varick Planing Mill, 140 Varick Ave., and before being controlled three hours later, destroyed an estimated $2 million of property in the area bounded by Stagg and Messerole, Varick and Stewart Sts. The fire jumped Varick St. to the Globe Bolt & Screw Co. plant, then along either side of Scholes St. toward Stewart, leveling a saw works, a protective coating plant and two…

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