Fish Cannery Destroyed at Long Beach, Cal.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the Golden State Fish Cannery at Long Beach, Cal., recently, the inflammable nature of the buildings ad the fish oil which they contained making an unusually difficult fire for the department of the city to handle. One of the firemen was rendered unconscious by the smoke and intense heat and others suffered from this cause. Two other plants, the Halfhill Tuna Packing Company and the Los Angeles Tuna Company, were close to the Golden State plant, but the buildings of both of these were saved practically intact, very little damage being done by the flames. The illustration herewith shows the fire at its height, and the flimsy nature of the building and the difficulties that the department of the city had to contend with, being apparent The loss of the Golden State Fish Cannery was estimated at $200,000.
At a recent examination in the Syracuse fire department by Dr. A. C. Abbott, physician to the board of fire commissioners. three hundred candidates appointed as firemen were examined. A new engine company in the Ninth Ward, the fire house of which is ready for occupancy, will have to be formed.