Stable and Warehouses Damaged by Fire at Raleigh
The Chappel stable and several warehouses, located in the wholesale district of Raleigh, N. C., were damaged by fire a short time ago. The buildings were constructed of brick and wood, with steel girders, and were one and four stories high. The fire started in the one-story frame Chappel stable, which had previously been condemned, and spread rapidly. Chief Charles D. Farmer has stated that the fire would have been confined to the stable had the other buildings been equipped with shutters. In spite of being handicapped greatly by intense heat and a high wind, Chief Farmer and his men did good work and confined the flames to the smallest area possible. Twentyseven firemen were at the blaze, and had the following apparatus in service: One Metropolitan steam engine, third size, and one type 12 American-La France motor pumping engine. The pumping engine worked excellently during the whole of the four hours during which the fire burned. Six 6-inch double hydrants were available for service, and at each there was pressure of 97 pounds. These hydrants were located 400 feet apart. Water was supplied by means of the direct pumping system, through a 12and a 16inch main. Five hydrant and 4 engine streams were thrown from 1 1/4 and 1 3/8-inch nozzles. There was 3,600 feet of hose used, in which but one break occurred. The value of the damaged buildings was $50,300 and the value of their conttents was $82,756. The loss on the buildings amounted to $34,600 and that on the contents to $44,750. Farm machinery, hay, grain and groceries were the contents.