Brewery Saved in Louisville
A big brewery plant occupying a space of 100 feet by 200 feet at the extreme west end of the city was saved by the members of the Louisville, Ky., fire department on the 15th inst. The structure was forty years old and constructed of brick and wood without any protection against fire. It was the quick work of the men under the direction of Chief Lehan that kept the loss down to about $75,000 as claimed by the owners, which is sufficient to show how well the fire was handled. The stable was entirely consumed, with 22 horses, and the fire was stopped in the main building after burning for three hours. Six horse drawn engines were employed and 5,400 feet of hose laid. Two large Jack nozzles were used with 1 1/2-inch tips, which did the most effective work.