“Cotton Row” Endangered
A stubborn fire in the heart of “Cotton Row” in Memphis, Tenn., was the cause of an estimated $100,000 loss. Sixteen pumpers, three aerial trucks, a light truck, and a water tower, which was used for the first time, responded to this three-alarm blaze. About 150 firemen fought the blaze for more than an hour before the fire was under control. However, the department confined the blaze to one building.
Streams were directed from surrounding roofs, and from the ladders and water tower. Chief Klinck of the Memphis Department reports that the water tower and aerials with tixed nozzles did fine work.