Brewery Fire Well handled at Yonkers.
The firemen of Yonkers. N. Y., found themselves confronted with a threatening condition of affairs, when they responded to an alarm of fire at the Yonkers Brewery a short time ago. Flames were pouring from all the windows on the second and third stories, but fortunately there was no wind and plenty of water under good pressure, so that they were able to confine the fire to the building in which it started. It was between 10 and 11 p. m., when the fire, which is supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion in sente oily waste or rags, was discovered by a member of the firm on the second floor of the third story. He turned in an alarm and Chief Mulcahey and his men were quickly on hand. They brought with them 3 Halloway and 2 Babcock combination wagons, 4 hose wagons, 1 Hayes aerial hook and ladder, a La France and a Gleason and Bailey truck, and there were about 20 6-inch double hydrants available. They were set about 300 ft.apart and provided an abundance of water for the plug streams used. There was 110 pounds hydrant pressure; 14 hydrant streams were thrown upon the burning building, using ljq and 134-inch nozzles, the latter with a Glazier nozzle and a Hayward ladder pipe. The excellent direct pumping system in the part of the city where the brewery is located, made hydrant streams effective. There were 6,450 feet of cotton, rubber-lined and rubber hose laid. 1 he fire burned for about 2J4 hours and caused a loss on buildings and contents, mainly general supplies, refrigerating apparatus and machinery, amounting to $17,000. The value of the plant involved, which covered a space of about six acres, was $425,000. The building in which the lire occurred was a four and five-story structure, of brick, with a partition wall between the*four aml the five story buildings and some sprinkler equipment. The lire did not get beyond tile building in which it started.