Fire in Amarillo Candy Factory

Fire in Amarillo Candy Factory

That the building of the J. E. Bryant Candy Company, valued at $15,000, on the eastern edge of Amarillo, Tex., was only damaged to the extent of $3,500, and its contents of wholesale produce, candy and candy-making, machinery worth $54,000, to the extent of $23,500, was due to the strenuous efforts of Chief H. B. Jones. The damaged building was three stories in height and was built of brick with wooden floors and partitions. About 8 o’clock in the morning the fire broke out in the center of the second story of the building. The cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion originating in a wooden barrel of sweeping compound. When Chief Jones arrived at the fire flames were coming from the roof. After about five hours’ work the department extinguished the blaze. One American-1 .aFrance pumper, type 12, one American-I.aFrance combination, type 5, one Cadillac combination, and one American-LaFrance service truck were at the fire. The firemen were hampered by there not being any opening to the burning building on the windward side. The fire companies used 1¼. 1⅛ and 1inch nozzles.

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