FIRE SCENE AT MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Tenn., was some time ago visited with a serious fire which for some time taxed all the energies of the city’s fire department. It took place in one of the most important business sections, and for some time threatened to assume the character of a conflagration. Thanks, however, to the good work of the fire department under Chief W. F. Carroll, the blaze was stopped in its destructive course. The combination wagon, which the accompanying illustration shows at work on the fire, gave powerful aid to the department, and, by checking the progress of the flames was instrumental in saving the adjacent property. Its heavy stream came almost with the force of one thrown by a water tower. As will be seen, the overhead wires were very much in evidence and served to hamper the firemen in their operations.