Fire at St. George

Fire at St. George

Fire recently took place in a building filled with general merchandise, located in the village of St. George, forty miles from St. John, New Brunswick. St. George has about 1,000 population and has no fire apparatus. The structure was of wood and the fire was started by hot ashes outside of the building. It was discovered early in the morning and was allowed to burn an hour before the fire department at New Brunswick, under Chief George Blake, was notified. Chief Blake immediately started with apparatus, but was notified later not to go as the fire was stopped by blowing up or demolishing a building. The building was valued at $50,000 with $10,000 contents. The loss was $40,000 on building and $10,000 on contents.

Chief George I. Keck, of Greenville, Pa., recently tendered his resignation to the council at a special meeting. The resignation was accepted, taking effect December 16th. Keck has acted as chief of the department since Tune, 1914.

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