Motor Company Fire at Montreal

Motor Company Fire at Montreal

A fire starting from unknown cause on the second floor of the large two-story plant of the Cadillac Motor Company, Montreal, Que., recently caused a heavy loss. Notification of the fire was given by ticker alarm at 6:58 p. m. and although the department responded with the utmost promptitude, the whole second-story was found aflame when it arrived under command of Chief Joseph Chevalier. A standpipe and extinguishers provided a measure of private protection and the department, of which 135 members were engaged, employed 5 steamers and 12 pieces of other apparatus, motor-driven. Eleven hydrants allowed 12 hydrants streams to be thrown, with 13 engine streams. One Siamese connection was used to good advantage and 25 streams were thrown at one time; nozzles were ⅝- and 1-inch in size. Street mains were of various sizes—8, 10, 12, 20 and 30 inches. The excellent condition of the cotton rubber-lined hose was shown by the fact that of the 10.400 feet laid, none burst. The fire was so well handled that it was stopped in two and a half hours. 1 he only accident was a slight cut on the wrist sustained by District Chief A. Dagenais. A loss of $250,000 was estimated on property and contents.

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