Commissary Store Burns At Newport Naval Station

Issue 8 and Volume 128.

Commissary Store Burns At Newport Naval Station A spectacular $638,000 fire destroyed the two-story, wood frame commissary store at the Newport, R.I., Naval Station. The temperature was in the teens and there was a 10 to 15-knot wind out of the west when the first alarm was received at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, January 13. Engines 3, 5 and 6 and Aerial Truck 1 responded. Upon arrival at 11:51 a.m., Chief A. W. Butler requested the second-alarm response of Engine 9 and one engine company from the Newport Fire Department. At the same time, he asked that Engine 1 relocate from nearby Fort Adams to Station 3. Engine 3 stretched a 2 1/2-inch line, with two 1 1/2-inch lines wyed off it, from the west side of the building to a hydrant. The crew of Engine 6 entered the northeast corner of the commissary store with 1 and 1 1/2-inch preconnected…

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