Glassware Plant Fire at Jeannette
The Jeannette, Pa., department, under command of Chief P. Schlingmann, had a difficult fire to fight recently when at the plant of the Jeanette Glass Company, a creek being on one side of the building and a railroad track on the other. The plant occupies three blocks in the south end of the city and the fire, cause unknown, started in the centre of the plant. Two men, half a mile away, saw the flames and pulled a box in the same district. The department had in service an American-La France motor triple combination wagon and two engine streams and three hydrant streams were thrown. The property is valued at $90,000 and the contents, glassware, etc., at $85,000, and the losses were estimated at: Building, $10,000; contents, $30,000. The firm was much pleased with the work done by the department in stopping the fire. The building, a one-story structure, is of iron clad construction with partition walls. Two thousand one hundred feet of hose were in use, two lengths of which burst. The fire burned thirteen hours.