Pharmacy Damaged by Fire at Little Rock
A building occupied by Kempner & Brothers’ shoe store and Bordeaux’s pharmacy, at Little Rock, Ark., was damaged by fire one night recently. The department found the rear of the building already ablaze from the first floor to the roof. Chief Charles S. Hafer and First Assistant Chief Burns were present and handled the situation skilfully, confining the flames to the one building. Thirty-one firemen were at the blaze and had the following apparatus in service: two American-La France combination motor pumping engines and hose cars, one combination chemical and hose car, one motor aerial truck, one Robinson hose and chemical car, one hose wagon and one Button steam engine. The work of the pumping engines was reported as having been excellent. There was 2,450 feet of hose, equipped with 1 1/8 and 1 1/4-inch nozzles, used. Six hydrant and two engine streams were thrown, the water having been obtained from a 12-inch main located near the fire. Twelve 6-inch double hydrants were convenient for use. These were located about 150 apart and at each there was a pressure of 80 pounds. The fire started in the rear of the damaged building from an unknown cause. The building was two stories high, occupied a space of 50 by 140 feet, and was constructed of brick with wood partition walls. Its value was estimated at $30,000, without contents. The exact amount of loss was not ascertained.