East Cleveland Residence Burns

East Cleveland Residence Burns

The summer home of John D. Rockefeller, on Forest Hill, East Cleveland, O., was totally destroyed by fire recently. The watchman discovered fire and telephoned an alarm. Access to the estate was difficult on account of snow drifts in the drives leading up to the fourstory wood mansion. One motor pumper, a service truck and eighteen firemen responded, but the fire was beyond control before the alarm was received. While the one (piece of pumping apparatus, an American-La France, worked exceedingly well, the water supply was low, the one stream being secured from a 2 1/2-inch pipe line, 3,000 feet from the street main; 400 feet of hose, with 1-inch nozzle, was laid. Handicapped in all respects from checking the progress of the fire, which swept through the four floors, the men had to spend nine hours in finally subduing the flames. The origin is unknown.

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