Recent Important Fires Specially Reported
Lansing Has Apartment Fire—Warehouses Burned at Ennis—Winston-Salem Department Confines Fire to Top Floor—Akron Country Club Burned—Fires of Week
Apartment House Destroyed in Lansing
A fire which destroyed the Frances apartments, south of Central Park in Lansing, Mich., recently broke out at 12:30 A. M. from unknown cause, but it is thought probably from an overheated furnace. The building, which was four stories in height, constructed of hollow tile brick finished in stucco, about 50 x 200 feet, had been built about six years. The first alarm came in 1:19 A. M„ the fire evidently having hurned for fifty minute, and when the department arrived under the command of Chief Hugo R. Delfs, numbering sixty men, the entire length of the rear of the building was all in flames. The department devoted its first energies to rescuing the tenants, who, in spite of the early hour of the fire, were all safely taken out of the building. The apparatus in service at the fire were one Robinson, two Seagrave and one Webb pumpers, one Seagrave 85-foot aerial and one Seagrave city service truck. There were four 6-inch double hydrants available, spaced about 400 feet apart, the pressure at the hydrants being about sixty pounds. Seven engine streams were thrown, with nozzles of 1 1/8 inches, supplied by a 14-inch water main. Only 3,900 feet of cotton rubberlined hose were laid. Smoke helmets were brought into service by Chief Delfs with good results in rescuing the tenants. The fire burned about seven and a half hours. The value of the building was $100,000, with a loss of $85,027; and on the contents, coinsisting of household goods, valued at $80,000, the loss was $31,000.