Storage Building Destroyed at San Jose

Storage Building Destroyed at San Jose

A fire which destroyed the storage and hay buildings and sheds belonging to J. Johnson, at San Jose, California, burned for 22 hours and completely destroyed the property consisting of one half block of one and twostory structures, as well as the contents, consisting of hay, wood and coal. The fire was discovered at 12.15. A box alarm was sent over the Gamewell system to the department and Chief Edward Haley responded. The 24 firemen on the scene employed 2 steamers, 1 service truck, 2 hose wagons, one chemical and two combination chemical and hose wagons. A pressure of 40 pounds was obtainable through the 4-inch main at that point. Four engine streams were thrown. Two 4-inch double hvdrants, 300 feet apart, were available. About 3,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose were used, with 1-inch and 1 1/4-inch nozzles. Two lengths burst during service. The value of the building was $3,000 and the contents $4,000, all of which was total lost.

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