Packing House Fire in Muskegon Township
The John Anderson packing and slaugh_____ house, a one-story wooden structure, occupying a space 160 by loo feet in Muskegon township, Muskegon County, Mich., was recently damaged by fire which started in the northwest corner from an unknown cause and was discovered by a citizen. An alarm was telephoned at 8.20 p. m. when the fire had, it is stated, been burning nearly an hour. Chief O. A. Burandt, of Muskegon Heights, and Chief Napoleon Belfy, of Muskegon, who responded, found the fire had spread all through the building. Two hydrants, spaced 3,500 feet, were available and the firemen were hampered by both departments not having enough hose to reach the fire. 2,300 feet of hose were in use and one hydrant stream was thrown. Despite the many difficulties Chiefs Belfy and Burandt directed an able fight against the flames and they were successful in confining the fire to the building in which it started. The losses were estimated at $30,000 on contents and $40,000 on building.