One Hundred Motor Trucks in Garage Fire
The back-firing of the engine of a 5-ton truck caused a fire which wrecked the Twenty-fifth Street Garage, a structure which occupied an entire length of a block in New York City on September 7th. One hundred motor trucks were destroyed or damaged and the roar of the explosions and flames caused a stampede of 56 horses in nearby stables. The presence of the gasoline was a factor which rendered the work of the firemen difficult. Each car in the place had its own tank, and in one big supply tank imbedded in the concrete floor there were 1,200 gallons. The fire was one succession of explosions and spasmodi: bursts of flame. Three firemen were hurt and one other man was injured. The damage is estimated at $150,000.