Printing Building Destroyed at Ottawa

Printing Building Destroyed at Ottawa

The Roller Crain Printing Company building in Ottawa, Canada, was recently destroyed by fire. The building was a one-story and basement structure occupying a space 100 by 250 feet, wiith a sawtooth roof and no partitions. The fire was discovered by a watchman on the premises, who telephoned an alarm to No. 7 station. A hose wagon, in charge of Captain Bradley, responded, and on arriving he immediately sent in an alarm from box 122, bringing apparatus from stations 1, 2, 7 and 11 and flying squad from No. 8, with Deputy Chief Burnett in charge, who, at once seeing the extent of the fire, sent in a second alarm, which brought Chief Graham, who at once took command, and apparatus from stations 3, 9 and 10. The fire burned fiercely for over an hour before being brought under control, the roar of the flames being heard more than a block away. Chief Graham handled the fire very skillfully and was successful in keeping the fire from spreading to surrounding property. The following apparatus was in service at the fire: Two American La France motor triple-combination engines, one Seagrave motor triple pumping engine, one Seagrave motor chemical apparatus, one horsedrawn steamer, five horse-drawn hose wagons, two horse-drawn city ladder trucks. No engine streams were used. The pressure from the hydrants was ninety-five pounds, giving good plug streams. Chief Graham received much credit for keeping the loss down to $100,000.

General View of Ruins of Printing Plant at Ottawa, Canada.

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