Fire in the Pyrene Factory.
A fire started on the third story of the Pyrene company, manufacturers of fire extinguishers at 415 East Thirty-fifth street, Manhattan, New York. As the extinguishers could not extinguish themselves, the aid of water from a hose had to be called in. The night superintendent of a company on the second floor was the only one in the building, and, seeing the flames upstairs, though he congratulated himself that the blaze was in an extinguisher shop, he thought it wise to turn in an alarm. Meanwhile, hearing the extinguish ers popping, he thought they were doing their work all right. They were not, however, and $1,500 worth of them committed happy dispatch. The proprietors think the majority were not charged.