Bakery Fire in Kansas

Bakery Fire in Kansas

J. B. Dill, secretary of the Kansas City, Kan., fire department, reports a fire in the Standard Baking Company’s plant, of that place, which seriously injured the structure, causing a loss of $13,500. Chief McNarry was in charge and when he arrived at the scene he says “the fire was all over the interior of the building.” Erected on a lot, 50 by 120 feet with a 65-foot street wide frontage, the plant was an old-fashioned factory, thirty years old, built of brick and wood with some brick partition walls and equipped with a few extinguishers. Not long alter the streams were directed on the building, three heavy explosions occurred blowing out the front walls but exposing the seat of the fire which enabled the men soon to get it under control. Chief McNarry had 55 men and seven pieces of motor apparatus under his command, and the fire was completely stopped in two and one-half hours. The cause is attributed to incendiarism. There was ample pressure to supply the eleven hydrant and one engine streams used, which materially assisted the department in its good work.

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