Cincinnati Sends Aid to Delhi
A nun, awakened in the middle of the night to receive a cablegram, detected smoke, and sounded an alarm for a fire which demolished a three-story building in the rear of the College of Mt. St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio, Delhi Township. The volunteer department of Delhi, in command of Chief Joseph F. Lampe. found upon arrival, that the fire had gained considerable headway.
Chief Barney Houston, Cincinnati, sent two engine companies and a ladder company. The Cincinnati Fire Underwriters sent a salvage car.
The local department remained at the fire for eleven hours. The fire was stopped before it gained entrance to the chapel and altar, which contained a number of priceless relics. Chief Lampe believes that if it weren’t for drills, the loss in the institution would have been greater. The damage was set at $100,000.