Pennsylvania Railroad Tugs Helped Fight Fire
In the recent large fire in Jersey City in which two of the Erie Railroad piers were destroyed on November 16, there were six tugs of the Pennsylvania Railroad in service in fighting the blaze, according to information received from Chief McKenna of the fire department of the railroad. Five of these tugs—Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 27 and 34 were engaged in the actual extinguishment of the fire, one particular service rendered being in combining their powerful streams in forming a water curtain to prevent the spread of the flames. The sixth tttg—No. 32—was employed in towing shipping and barges out of the danger zone and undoubtedly saved many of these vessels from destruction.