Three Firemen Hurt at Trenton Fire
Three members of the Trenton, N. J., Department received injuries which necessitated their removal to a hospital, at a fire at the plant of the Greenwood Pottery Company, of Trenton, on July 29. The fire started from an unknown cause and spread so rapidly that it was found necessary to send in a fourth alarm. Chief James W. Bennett, Assistant Chief Stackhouse and the other members of the department worked with much skill, and succeeded in confining the flames to the one building and in holding the total damage down to the comparatively low figure of $14,000. The damaged building was constructed of brick with wooden floors and was erected thirty years ago. Seven three-way hydrants were available for service, at which there was a pressure of from 35 to 45 pounds. Ten engine streams were thrown from the 5,700 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose in service. Several smoke helmets were used. There were eighty-one firemen at the blaze, with the following apparatus: 1 first size Metropolitan engine, 3 second size Metropolitan engines, 1 second size Amoskeag engine and 2 Webb motor pumping engines.