Business Block Fire at Charlottesville
A business block at Charlottesville, Va., with contents valued at $75,000, was destroyed at 9.30 P. M., December 23. The building was two and three stories high, constructed of brick thirty and sixty years ago. The fire was caused by a furnace and was well advanced when the department arrived. One Nott motor engine and a double hydrant with 60 pounds pressure provided three 1 1/4-inch streams through 1,000 feet of hose. Chief T. J. Williams, who has been in command of this department continuously since 1855, was in command at this fire.