New Philadelphia Morning Fire
Chief G. W. Knisely and his fire department were called by phone at 2:15 a. m., recently, to extinguish a fire in the saloon of Robert Anderson, situated on the public square of New Philadelphia, Ohio. On the arrival of the department, consisting of four regulars and 16 volunteers, it was found that the two-story saloon building, constructed of frame, and the adjoining structure, a three-story brick building, were burning, the wooden building being entirely involved, and that of brick from the second story up. The fire is supposed to have originated either at the rear of the saloon or that of the vacant building, from causes unknown. Before the fire was finally brought under control, two frame and two brick buildings were burned, a fire wall of an adjoining structure acting as a fire stop at last. Six double 6-inch hydrants were available, 200 feet apart, six hydrant streams being thrown, with a pressure of 110 pounds, nozzles of ⅝ and 1 inch being used, and 1,600 feet of hose being laid. The loss on the property, valued at $30,000, was $7,000, and on the contents, valued at $20,000, the loss was estimated at $15,000.