Grain Storehouse Damaged at San Jose

Grain Storehouse Damaged at San Jose

The plant of the Salinas Valley Grain and Produce Company, at San Jose, Cal., was damaged, on July 20, by fire which occured early in the evening. The damaged building was one story high, occupied a space of 50 by 260 feet and was built 8 years ago, of brick. At 7.19 the first alarm was received by the department, and the firemen found that the flames had already broken through the roof of the building. Chief Edward Haley and his men worked skilfully and managed to save the greater part of the building from destruction. One 12-inch and 2 4-inch hydrants, located 600 feet apart, were avaialble for service. At these there was a pressure of 40 pounds. One engine and 5 hvdrant streams were thrown from the 1 1/8-inch nozzles in use. Water was supplied from a 4-inch main situated near the fire, by means of the gravity system of supply. Chief Haley had 29 firemen and the following apparatus at the blaze: Two steam engines, 2 combination chemical and hose wagons and 1 truck. The loss on the building, valued at $10,000, was $1,000. The contents, consisting of grain and other produce, was valued at $25,000, and was damaged to the extent of $18,000.

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