Small Baltimore Fire Well Handled

Small Baltimore Fire Well Handled

Concerning the fire which recently caused much damage to the building occupied by Esselman & Co., manufacturers of picture frames and mouldings, in Baltimore, Md., a correspondent writes: “The building is located in the southern section of the city and occupies a ground space of two-thirds of a block. It is two stories high and was built about ten years ago. The material used in construction included both brick and wood with partition walls of brick. The fire broke out in the dry. house adjoining the structure, having doubtless been caused by a lighted cigarette or match that had been smoldering for hours. It was 1.45 a. m. when a citizen discovered the flames and an alarm was sent in by a member of the fire department. The alarm brought out eight first-size American-La France steamers, three first-size American-La France aerial trucks and three Ahrens-Fox first-size steamers. Nine 6-inch single hydrants and one 6-inch double hydrant, 300 feet apart, were available. Twentysix engine streams were thrown. The water system furnished 60-pound pressure at a hydrant, being amply sufficient for the occasion. The street abutting the damaged property is GO feet wide, through which runs a 10-inch main. The department used 1, 1 1/8 and 1 1/4-inch nozzles. Ten thousand feet of hose were laid, of which six lengths burst. The loss is estimated at $32,000, all of which is said to be covered by insurance. The flames never got beyond the building where they started.”

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