Printing Building Fire in Brockton

Printing Building Fire in Brockton

The Tolman Job Print establishment, a two-and-a-half-story building, built of frame, in the business section of Brockton, Mass., caught fire from an unknown cause recently and was entirely destroyed. The fire started on the first floor and had burned some time when discovered by a policeman, who at once gave the alarm at 2:14 a. m. The building was ablaze from cellar to attic when the fire department, under Chief William P. Dajey, arrived. There were 54 men present, consisting of engine companies Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5; ladder companies Nos. 1 and 2, and Squad A. The apparatus consisted of two Seagrave combination pumping and hose cars; one Amoskeag, with A. & B. tractor; one Westinghouse gasoline engine, horse drawn; one Pope-Hartford combination; one American-LaFrance and two Babcock aerial ladder trucks. Eight engine and one hydrant streams were thrown, using 1, 1 1/8 and 1 1/4-inch nozzles. A pressure of 76 pounds was available, five hydrants being used, and the dimensions of the street main was 8 inches; 3,300 feet of hose were laid. The value of the property was $160,000 and of the contents $109,000. The loss on the building was only $6,125 and on contents $38,045. The diagram was kindly furnished by Chief Daley.

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