Factory Fire in Stanton Street, Manhattan.
Three fireboats and a large number of fire engines, responding to three alarms, and had all they could do to control a fire that was detected on the second floor of the 6-story factory building, 334-336 Stanton street. New York. The alarm was rung in about 10 o’clock p. m. and on arriving promptly it was found that the fire had gained considerable headway, and it evidently spread to the adjoining 7-story factory building, Nos. 338-340, resulting in both structures being practically burned out with $200,000 loss. The nature of the business carried on in the building was such as to furnish food for the flames.
The building in which the blaze originated was occupied to the fifth floor by Ludwig Zodikow, a manufacturer of parlor suites and couches who, as the records of the fire department show, was burned out, about three years ago, with a loss of $150,000. The top floor was occupied by tailors. The adjoining structure was occupied on the first, second and fifth floors by Ludwig Zodikow, the third and fourth floors by the New York Wood Heel Company, the sixth floor by tailors, and the top floor by tailors. When the firemen arrived, the building in which the tire started was burning from the basement to the third floor, although the fire had first been discovered on the second floor, which leads to the belief that it started in the lower part of the building. The fireboats, moored to the dock on the East river front, a block away, did excellent service and in about an hour the fire was drowned out. Considering the charactor of the buildings and their contents, and the congested nature of the neighborhood, the fire was well handled, the promptness with which the tire department concentrated a tremendous firefighting force on it as soon as its threatening character was realized, had the desired effect.