Atlantic City Has Serious Fire
Seven firemen were injured, a number overcome and twelve buildings damaged as the result of a fire that started in the Peoples Market in Atlantic City, N. J., recently.
The building, which was forty-five years old, was in the mercantile district. When the first company arrived, the place was a roaring furnace and Chief John J. Barnett sent in a second alarm. There were twelve hydrants available and six were used from which to draft water for the fifteen engine streams. Two American-LaFrance and four Ahrens-Fox. pumpers were used.
One fireman fell from the roof but escaped with minor injuries. The fire spread to nearby buildings; the damage was estimated at $200,000. Considerable difficulty was experienced because of the necessity for thawing out some of the hydrants.
Lynn, Mass., to Purchase More Apparatus—Mayor Bauer of Lynn, Mass., has approved plans for the purchase of two additional pumpers.