Holyoke Suffers General Alarm Fire

Holyoke Suffers General Alarm Fire

Fifty persons were driven out from nearby buildings when a general alarm fire in Holyoke, Mass., destroyed a hardware store and caused $60,000 damage.

Four firemen were cut and bruised, and one suffered from concussion of the brain when struck by a large piece of glass.

Flames were discovered shortly after 11 p.m., by an employee of a nearby lunchroom. When the first company arrived, the store was completely involved and flames were rapidly spreading to the second floor. When Chief Patrick J. Hurley arrived, he ordered a general alarm. The Emergency Unit of the local post, American Legion, assisted the police and firemen.

Chief Nevel of Berea, O., Honored—At a party given in honor of Chief John C. Nevel, of Berea. Ohio, he was presented with a white fireman’s coat. The event was the Chief’s sixty-sixth birthday.

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