Stubborn Fire in Manhattan.
Three alarms were turned in for a factory fire in New York on October 13, burning three buildings on First avenue at 124th street, that gave the firemen an obstinate fight.
A laundry occupied the ground floor of the three structures, the upper stories being used by two brass-working concerns, and the premises was all ablaze when the alarm was turned in. The walls collapsed, jeopardizing the firemen, but all managed to reach safety except Fireman Tompkins, of engine No. 81, who was struck by a falling brick and his wrist fractured. The fire was practically under control, when flames were discovered in a rag dealers’ place in an adjoining building, and also in another house, but were speedily controlled. Freboat Zophar Mills, moored at the foot of 124th street, nearby, reinforced the engines. Tenants of adjoining tenements, much against their will, were compelled by the police to vacate.