The Springfield Fire.

The Springfield Fire.

FRONT VIEW OF SPRINGFIELD POWER ASSOCIATES’ BUILDING AFTER FIRE.

(From Photo of Springfield Union).

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING on December 28th gave a minute description of the burning of the Springfield Power Associates building at Springfield. Mass. In the current issue of this publication are illustrations which show both the outside and inside of the building after the fire. It will be seen that the flames did destructive work inside, and only the exceptionally good work of Chief Daggett and his department preserved the outer walls. The interior construction was largely of inflammable material and had to go. The flames were given impetus by an explosion soon after the fire broke out, but after four hours of hard fighting the blaze was extinguished, having been confined to the three upper stories. The two lower floors were naturally flooded and the contents damaged by water. The fire department was given full credit for the performance. It was the general belief that Chief Daggett and his men acquitted themselves well. They worked under adverse conditions, it was freezing cold, the building was not an easy one in which to fight fire, and it seemed as if when water went into the flames, the fiercer they became.

RUINS OF SPRINGFIELD POWER ASSOCIATES BUILDING.

(From Photo of Springfield Union).

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