Sioux City Furniture House Destroyed
The destruction of the Lindholm furniture store, on Fifth and Douglass streets, Sioux City, Ia., recently, entailed a loss of nearly $100,000. This structure covered a space of 100 feet square, was four stories high and built of brick about 20 years ago. It was without partition walls and fire protection. The flames were discovered at 5.55 p. m., by an employe. They were then on the top floor, having caught from some unknown case. An alarm given at once called out five hose companies, two truck companies, seven steamers and one chemical. Upon the department’s arrival the flames were found to have gained good headway, but with a sufficient number of hydrants, 3,200 feet of hose was run out. 1 ⅛-inch nozzles being used; seven hydrant streams and three engine streams were maintained for three hours before the fire was extinguished. The streets at this point are 80 feet wide and carry an 8-inch main, which furnished the pressure from 90 to 100 pounds. One Morse turret and four Eastman small sized nozzles were used. The buildings are valued at $40,000 and contents $50,000, both being a total loss.