Business Building Damaged at Pawtucket

Business Building Damaged at Pawtucket

The Taylor Building, a four-story brick structure, located in the centre of the city of Pawtucket, R. I., was recently damaged by fire. The structure occupies a space 155 by 85 feet, and had brick partition walls. The fire started in the basement from an unknown cause and was discovered by a baker on the fourth floor and he gave the alarm. Chief Charles H. Fuller saw that the fire was coming through the floor and he placed twelve hydrant streams on the fire. Seven hydrants, each about 300 feet apart and giving a pressure of 100 pounds, were available. Forty-six hundred feet of cotton rubber-lined hose was in use and one length burst. A Glazier nozzle was also used. Chief Fuller handled the fire efficiently and he and his men did good and brave work. Six were overcome by smoke ahd one cut by glass. The loss is estimated as $30,000 on property, valued at $100,000, and $82,000 on contents, valued at $136,800. The contents consisted of groceries, market supplies, fruit, etc.

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