Hospital Building Saved in Jefferson City by Good Work of Department
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Mo., occupying a quarter of a city block, was the scene of a recent fire that started in the basement about 6:30 p. m. An alarm was telephoned, on its discovery at 6:45 and when the department arrived, under command of Chief John W. Case, the fire had involved the dust chute leading from basement to roof. The four men engaged had a Seagrave chemical combination and there were two 6-inch double hydrants 300 feet apart available. Four hydrant streams were thrown at one time from 7/8and 3/4-inch nozzles, and 1,400 feet of rubber-lined hose were laid. Street main was 14 inches in size and there was a good pressure of 100 pounds from a direct pumping system. The fire was brought under control in about five hours and its damage was confined to the roof. The property was valued at $150,000, and the loss was estimated at $30,000. The contents were practically uninjured.