Montreal Rushes Aid to Outremont
Three lives were lost in a fire which broke out at Outremont, Canada, on March 10 at 6:10 p.m. The alarm was received by telephone and a combination ladder and hose wagon responded. Seeing that the situation was serious, the Captain sent a call to firemen who were fighting another blaze, and an engine company responded. By that time fire was raging in three sheds, and Chief Willis communicated with the City Manager who sent a call for aid to Montreal.
Montreal sent seven officers and thirty men to help out the local force of forty-seven men. Montreal firemen had nine streams on the fire and the Outremont department, five streams. Local police helped lead occupants of the burning buildings to safety.
As an outcome of this fire, a movement has been started for the establishment of a metropolitan fire department for the protection of municipalities surrounding Montreal.