Stubborn Boxes Cause Large Fire Damage
A fire started in a row of one-story stores in a section of New York City, and the blaze was discovered while it was still in its incipient stage. The one who went to send in an alarm from a nearby fire alarm box found the box sealed tight on account of a new coat of paint. A taxicab driver tried in vain to send in an alarm from a number of boxes in the vicinity and finally drove up to a fire station to “sound” a still alarm. By the time the fire apparatus responded, the fire had reached the “two-alarm” size and resulted in a damage of $75,000.
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