Fire at American Club in Toronto
Two persons lost their lives and one was injured at a fire which partially destroyed the American Club at Toronto, Ont., Canada, recently. Chief William J. Smith and his department upon their arrival found the fire was already well advanced. Despite this Chief Smith, by skill and judgment, managed to save a part of the building, and prevented the further spread of the fire. The damaged building was three stories in height, was of brick construction and occupied a space of 50 by 100 feet. It was equipped with hand fire extinguishers. There were 100 firemen at the fire, twelve hose wagons, five hook and ladder trucks, five engines, two high pressure hose wagons, one water tower, one salvage truck and one chemical engine. Eight hydrants situated 150 feet apart were used. 6,400 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose vith 1 ¾-inch nozzles was in service. Two engine and fourteen hydrant streams were thre in. The nearby water main was 12 inches in diameter. The American Club building was alued at $60,000 and its contents of club furnishings at $50,000. The loss on the former as about $40,000 and that on the latter, $35,000.