Franklin Business Building Damaged
Chief Frank D. Grimm had a difficult fight against fire in the A. G. Lambertson Block at Franklin, Pa., recently. The endangered buildings were valued at $52,000 and their contents of dry goods, groceries, clothing, drugs, harness, shoes, household furniture, etc., at $149,400. Chief Grimm extinguished the fire with a loss to the building of only $7,358 and damage to its contents of but $52,087. The Chief was congratulated for preventing the spread of the flames to the numerous neighboring buildings of the busy section. The damaged buildings were two and three stories in height, occupied a space of 65 by 50 feet, and were built of brick thirty and forty-five years ago. The fire started from an unknown cause at the second floor. The firemen found the cellar of the burning b’oek full of smoke and fire upon their arrival, and it was over four hours before the fire was finally subdued. During its course one man lost his life. There were about 17 firemen, with one Knox motor combination, two horse-drawn hose wagons, and one Seagrave city service ladder truck at the fire. The department used 3,550 feet of hose with 154-inch nozzles and threw’ nine hydrant streams upon the building. Two cellar pipes proved useful in extinguishing the fire.