Night Fire in a Bag Factory
Fire broke out, from an unknown cause, in the one-story brick and frame building of the Werthan Bag Company, in the northern section of St. Louis, Mo., and was discovered by the night watchman at 10:53 p. m. He at once pulled an alarm. The western portion of the building was involved when Chief William G. Panzer and the department arrived, the part set apart as a garage being a mass of flames. The apparatus consisted of 13 Robinson steamers and 30 4 and 6 inch double hydrants were available, about 100 feet apart, with 50 pounds pressure. In all 14 engine streams were thrown. The value of the building was $25,000 and the loss estimated at $3,000. The contents were valued at $150,000 and the loss was only $10,000. The fire burned four hours.