Fire Apparatus Collision Injures Firemen
In trying to avoid hitting a small sedan automobile, hook and ladder No. 6 of the Buffalo fire department which was traveling west on High Street in that city on October 12. collided with engine 4 which was going north on Michigan Avenue, both at a high rate of speed. It is said that a woman was at the wheel of the sedan. Although witnesses of the accident say that they motioned tb her to stop, she disregarded the signal and kept on. Both apparatus as will be seen by the accompanying illustration, were badly damaged and ten of the members of the department on both apparatus were injured, some of them quite badly. The apparatus after coming together brought up against the building occupied by the Mohawk Products Company, both of them practically wrecked. The injured were taken to the general hospital. The fire which was in a residence, caused a damaged of some $1,850.
Chief Evans, of the fire department of New Orleans, La., and his men are highly commended in an open letter to the press of that city recently, as follows: “I want to take this occasion to express my appreciation and I think I express the opinion of the whole neighborhood for the excellent work done by Chief Evans and his firemen in handling the fire on the night of October 3, on Louisiana and Magazine Street which threatened the destruction of my building and all adjoining buildings and but for the speedy and thorough work of these able firemen the major portion of the square would undoubtedly have been consumed. They have the best wishes of the writer—John Van Vranckin. Louisiana Avenue and Magazine Street.”