Food Product plant Destroyed at Fort Hunter.
The four-story wooden building of the Kymo Manufacturing Company, at Fort Hunter, N. Y., together with its contents of machinery and vegetable substance used in the manufacture of food products, was completely destroyed by fire, recently. The building was valued at $10,000 and its contents at $30,000. It was built 21 years ago. It is not known at what time the fire started, but the first alarm was received by the department at 11.35 p. m. The flames had spread with such great rapidity, that upon the arrival of Chief William J. Cole and his men, the whole building was ablaze. Chief Cole worked with great skill, and although it was impossible to save the Kymo plant from destruction, he and his department did excellent work in preventing the flames from spreading to adjoining property. In this work the department were hindered by the intense heat from the fire. Chief Cole had but one hand engine and 800 feet of hose in the way of equipment. Thirty firemen were at the fire. Two engine and two hydrant streams were thrown from 1-inch nozzles. Water was supplied by the direct pumping system. The cause of the fire is unknown.