Iron Works Damaged at Los Angeles
Part of the Llewellyn Iron Works at Los Angeles, Cal., was recently damaged by fire. The plant consisted of one, two and three story brick, frame and galvanized iron structures, occupying a space about 200 by 250 feet. The buildings were about eight years old and had partition walls. The fire started in the office, with two explosions, just after midnight, when 100 men were at work. The night men discovered the fire and gave the alarm through the regular fire box. Chief A. J. Eley found that the fire had a big headway and was rapidly spreading, and that the red-hot iron machinery was slow to cool. The following apparatus was in use: Eight engines, two trucks, a squad wagon and a water tower. Two Gorham motor pumping engines were used and gave very good service. Chief Eley placed sixteen streams on the fire, all engine streams. A sufficient number of hydrants, with 60 pounds pressure, were available. Seven thousand feet of cotton rubberlined hose was in use. The loss on buildings amounted to $200,000, being $15,000 on the building and $185,000 on contents, machinery and patterns, valued at $275,000.