Storage Building Burned at Steubenville

Storage Building Burned at Steubenville

A building in the business district of Steubenville, Ohio, used for the storage of sugar, coffee, soap and furniture, was recently destroyed by fire, Chief W. B. Martin, by his efficient work, confining the flames to the building in which they originated. The building was thirty years old, and was a wooden structure, one and two stories high, covering an area 180 by 120 feet, and was without partition walls. The fire, which started in the middle of the building, was discovered at 8:10 p.m., by a citizen, and an alarm was sent in by the Gamewell system. The cause of the fire is not known. Chief Martin, who had twelve paid and fifteen volunteer firemen at the fire, found the building all aflame. The pressure at the hydrants, of which five were available, was 80 to 110 pounds, and eleven streams were thrown. Four thousand five hundred feet of cotton rubber-lined hose was in use, and two pieces of American-La France motor apparatus were in service. The loss was placed at $18,000 on building and $42,000 on contents.

Chief W. B. Martin, Steubenville, O.

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