Automobiles Destroyed at Fire in Minneapolis Repair Shop

Automobiles Destroyed at Fire in Minneapolis Repair Shop

While transferring gasoline from one tank to another some of it caught fire and caused a large blaze at the Lower Line Repair Shop of Minneapolis, Minn., one evening recently. The building was a one-story wooden structure and, because of its inflammable contents, was blazing in all parts in a short time. Chief C. W. Ringer, with 19 firemen and one triple combination pumping engine, responded to the alarm. Chief Ringer received much praise because, despite many obstacles, he saved the larger part of the building and much of its contents of automobiles and motors. The building was valued at $53,500 and its loss was only $3,500, while the estimated value of its contents was $75,000 and the loss $50,000. Two streams of water were on the fire and 3,100 feet of hose w’as used, the nozzles being 1⅝ inches in size.

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