Fourteen Companies Fight Blaze in Factory in New York City
A hot blaze which did as yet unestimated damage to a factory building at 108-110 W. 24th street. New York, on July 20, taxed to the utmost the endurance of fourteen fire companies before it was extinguished. It was a two-alarm fire. Three engine companies, 2 hook and ladder companies, 1 deputy chief and 2 battalion chiefs responded to the first. The second called out 6 engine companies, 2 truck companies, 1 water tower and 1 battalion chief. There were 3,650 feet of hose laid,—2,905 feet of 2 1/2-inch and 700 feet of 3-inch, with 1 1/4 and 1 1/2-inch nozzles. The apparatus of companies called out was motorized. The damaged building was of brick, 4 stories in height. The basement and first floor was occupied as a warehouse for furniture, the second floor by a manufacturer of chcval mirrors and picture frames and the third and fourth floors were vacant. The blaze originated on the second floor, rear, in the finishing room of the picture frame factory— from an unknown cause. It rapidly extended by means of pipe recesses and the stairway to the third and fourth floor and the roof. Fire Marshal Brophy is conducting an investigation.
The city of Fort Morgan, Colo., which has had the purchase of a motor fire truck under consideration for some time, has deferred the purchase, it is stated, until funds are made available for the purpose under the annual appropriation ordinance next October.