Leadership

Forty-three Cows Destroyed in Dover, N. Y., Barn Fire

Issue 8 and Volume 119.

Forty-three Cows Destroyed in Dover, N. Y., Barn Fire Fire which destroyed a large barn containing 71 head of cattle spread to several nearby structures on a dairy farm near Dover, N. Y., on March 13, before neighboring fire departments brought it under control. Chief John J. Busa of Dover Plains, who arrived first on the scene in response to a telephone alarm received at 10:55 a.m., found the 80-by-100-foot L-shaped bam fully involved with a large number of terror-stricken cattle trapped inside. Two silos and an adjoining building were also ablaze. He ordered incoming volunteers—Engine 6 of the J. H. Ketcham Hose Company with 750 gallons of water; Tanker 4 with 1000 gallons; and three combination pumper-tankers from Uniondale with a total of 3500 gallons—to concentrate on the rescue of the trapped animals under cover of booster stream protection. In spite of the searing heat, fire fighters led 28…

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