Aftermath of the Chelsea Fire.
Twenty-three fire departments from outside Chelsea sent assistance with eighty-six pieces of apparatus during the great fire. The apparatus from without included thirty-six engines, thirtyseven hose wagons, six combination chemical and hose wagons, five hook and ladder trucks, a chemical engine and a fireboat, all of which came from Boston and its different suburbs. The Dedham men traveled 16 miles to reach the scene. All the apparatus and hose did not return. Three engines, two from Boston and one from Lynn were abandoned, and ever 16,000 ft. of hose and many ladders were destroyed, owing to the rapid spread of the flames.