A Louisville Depot Burned.
A fire in a railway station is always an ugly one to fight, and generally involves considerable loss. Its difficulties are aggravated by the large amount of draught-producing ground area, the nature of the contents of the building—often very inflammable, the non-fireproof and irregular construction, and not unfrequently by the confined location and the presence of some high tower. With all of these Chief Fillmore Tyson had to contend when the Union depot at Louisville, Ky., was burned lately. It was a fierce blaze, and the loss was heavy; “but it was kept down to a much lower figure than was at first feared, owing to the good firefighting methods adopted by Chief Tyson and the excellent arrangements he made in the disposition of his forces, A Louisville correspondent sent to this journal the photograph from which the accompanying illustration of the fire was made. It serves admirably to exemplify the threatening nature of a railway depot fire, the trouble there is in getting at it, and the danger that menaces surrounding property, if the firemen should not succeed in getting it under control before it begins to get away from its place of origin. Chief Tyson succeeded in overcoming these dangers.