School Building Destroyed

School Building Destroyed

A recent fire at the Berkshire school at Sheffield, Mass., totally destroyed Glenny house, the largest building at the school. The total loss will amount to about $50,000, covered by some $25,000 insurance. Just what started the fire is not known, but when the blaze was discovered the roof was on fire and help was immediately summoned. All that could be done could not stop the spre_____d of the flames, and soon the entire structure was a mass of flames, fanned by a strong breeze from the north. There is fire-fighting appa_____atus at the school, but it was not sufficient to put out the fire and soon the building was a total loss. So quick was the spread of the flames that very little of the furniture and fittings of the house could be saved. The house was the original Glenny house, and after it was bought it was enlarged for a school and greatly improved for use as the main building. In the structure was the main dining room and a number of students also roomed in the house, which had some 40 rooms. It had been expensively fitted up, for it was here that the receptions and main gatherings of a social order were held. At the school now are 65 pupils, and the fire will in no way hinder its operation. The other buildings were located far enough from the fire to prevent their catching. The building was 120 by 40 feet.

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