Lack of Fire Protection Proves Disastrous to Grundy
With nothing but an axe and some buckets to work with the citizens of Grundy, Va., tried their best to save the town from being wiped out by fire recently. Having no department or equipment, the major part of the town was doomed from the start, and after having burned four and a half hours the fire was finally extinguished only after almost all of the place lay in ruins. The hastily formed bucket brigade was absolutely unable to check the flames which started in the rear part of the first floor of the Stinson store. This building occupied a space of 50 by 150 feet, was two stories high and about seven years old. It was .constructed of w’ood and metal. The cause of the fire is imknow’n but before it had been subdued property valued at $130,000 had been damaged to the extent of $95,000 while the contents of store fixtures, stock and household furniture of $35,000 value was completely destroyed. FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is indebted to the Rev. H. E, Clark for the above information.