Natchez Firemen Praised

Natchez Firemen Praised

GENERAL FEATURE ARTICLES

The volunteer firemen of Natchez, Miss., won much praise for themselves through their efficient work at the fire on August 29 which destroyed the two-story frame building, covered with sheet iron and roofed with composition, which was used as a garage. It was located next to fire station No. 2. Owing to a delay in telephoning the other fire stations, when the firemen from these arrived the fire had made great headway and was a very hot proposition to attack Nevertheless, the men with a vigor characteristic of firemen went to

work. Six streams from 1 and l 1/4-inch nozzles were played on the fire with a pressure of 65 pounds. Their quick and telling work confined the fire to the garage, saving the fire station on one side and a frame dwelling on the other. The garage and three small autos were a complete loss, which amounted to $12,000, partly covered by insurance. The damage to the surrounding buildings was $l,500, covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Captain McNeely, the owner, is of the opinion that crossed electric wires on the second floor caused it. The accompanying illustrations were made from photographs taken for this journal

GARAGE OF AUTO AND SUPPLY COMPANY AT NATCHEZ, MISS., WHEN FIRE FIRST BROKE OUT.RUINS OF GARAGE AND MEMBERS OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, NATCHEZ, MISS.

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