Five-Alarm Fire Sweeps Store

Five-Alarm Fire Sweeps Store

A five-alarm fire in Detroit, Mich., requiring nearly forty pieces of fire apparatus, resulted in a fire loss of about $250,000.

The fire apparently started in a fourstory brick building, occupied by a paper company, and the flames spread rapidly to other adjacent buildings. The firemen were hampered by dense smoke as they fought the blaze from the roofs of neighboring buildings. Many firemen narrowly escaped when the front of the building, occupied by the paper company, collapsed and crashed to the street. After a little over three hours of fighting, the department had the blaze under control.

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