Garage Blaze at Kingston, Ont
Chief James Armstrong was badly injured in the fire at the Boyd Garage, Kingston, Ont., when, after successfully controlling the flames, the second floor fell in, knocking him down and badly injuring his leg. The chief is now in the hospital. A telephone alarm called the fire department out at 0.25 p. m. to the business section, where the two-story garage was found on fire on both floors. Wires in front of the building somewhat hmdered the work of the men, fifteen of whom worked so effectively that the bad hazard presented was under control within forty-five minutes. Automobiles, tires and motor trucks made up the building’s contents. It was the back-firing of a truck while adjusting the carburetor that started the fire. A metal roof topped the brick and stone walls, confining the spread of the fire. The building covers a 130x32foot space, and the fire was stopped in three and one-half hours without reaching adjacent buildings. Without the aid of pumping engines the firemen had to avail themselves of the six hydrant streams with 70 pounds’ pressure furnished by standpipe through 16, 12 and 8-inch mains; 2,400 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose were laid. The building, estimated to be worth $25,000. was damaged to the amount of but $5,000, while on the contents the loss was $30,000.