Night Fire at Reedsville

Night Fire at Reedsville

Ringing of the fire bell at 11.30 p. m., called the department out to the Hugo Rahn building on the east side, Reedsville, Wis., to find a fire breaking through the back of the store and out of the roof of the warehouse just behind it. The building is 2-story, wood faced, with cast iron sheeting; the second floor had wood partitions. It covers a 40 x 75 foot area. Chief H. Boettcher and 14 men responded. Two hydrant streams of 80 pounds pressure were thrown. Two Ludlow hydrants standing 660 feet apart were available. The streams were thrown to good effect with 1,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose, having ½-inch and 1/2-inch nozzles. Axes and grab nooks were used. After working four hours the fire was extinguished with a loss of only $3,000 on the building.

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