Explosion Showers Firemen with Glass
A recent fire from Box 846, Cleveland, Ohio, shortly after midnight gave the department a hard battle. The building was owned by the A. Clause Furniture Manufacturing Company, and was a two-story brick structure located about a block from the quarters of Engine Company 24. The alarm was preceded by an explosion which shattered large plate glass windows for several blocks aways, as well as windows in residences over a mile away. The explosion broke nineteen panes in the quarters of Engine Company 24. showering the sleeping men in the dormitory with glass. The explosion was followed by two others of greater violence. On the arrival of Engine Company 24 the entire building was found to be a mass of flames. Lieutenant Kaercher of Engine 24 on arrival immediately pulled a third alarm. For a time a conflagration was threatened. The loss to Clause Furniture Company was $125,000 besides several thousands in broken glass.