Sash and Blind Factory Destroyed at New Orleans
A fire damaged the Algiers Sash, Door and Blind Manufacturing Company’s plant at the water front portion of the city to a great extent recently. When the fire department was called at 8.32 p. m. they found the building burning from end to end. It is a two-story wooden structure, 210×98 feet in area, and had been built about twenty years Machines, tools and furniture made up its contents. Assistant Fire Chief Timothy Daly was in command forty-five firemen, who. responded to the watchman’s alarm, sent in over the Gamewell alarm system. With the men came six engines, three of which were the Ahrens-Fox make, one a Continental, one a Manchester and another a motor pumper of the American-LaFrance make.; a Seagrave truck and a Seagrave chemical completed the apparatus equipment. . The motor pumper worked well, and, with the other machines, furnished thirteen good engine streams. A 10-inch street main furnished 35 pounds (direct pumping) pressure. Seven 4-inch double hydrants were available, standing 150 feet apart, and to them were connected up 4,200 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose with 7/8 to 2 1/4-inch nozzles. The fire had gained such a headway before the arrival of the department that Assistant Chief Daly, sent in a second alarm to Central fire station for additional aoparatus. The five hours’ work checked the flames in an adjoining building and prevented a greater fire loss than that of $40,000 on a combined valuation of building and contents of $58,800. The cause of this fire was not ascertained.