Church in Brooklyn Gutted

Church in Brooklyn Gutted

The Baptist Temple in Brooklyn, New York City, was ruined by fire on the night of March 7. The fire was discovered at eleven o’clock and the spread of the flames through the structure was so rapid that in half an hour the roof fell in and part of a side wall fell to the street, the scattering bricks narrowly missing a hose wagon with a stationary nozzle, and the firemen stationed there. At the time the roof fell there were a number of firemen inside the church structure but they escaped injury from the falling roof and likewise the danger of the falling side wall. Despite good and hard work by the firemen, by midnight the entire interior of the building had been gutted. The structure, constructed of brick, was erected about twenty years ago. The damage was estimated at $200,000.

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