Total Loss in Warehouse of Veneer Company at Edinburg

Total Loss in Warehouse of Veneer Company at Edinburg

Originally built as a flooring factory, the building of the Diamond Veneer Company, in the southeastern part of Edinburg, Ind., was converted into a veneer warehouse, and the contents, in consequence, became more and more inflammable as time went on. When fire did break out the structure and the highly varnished wood stored in it made an easy prey for the flames. It is not known what caused the fire, but it was discovered by a physician’s wife residing nearby, who at once phoned in an alarm at 2:45 a. m. The building was Lshaped, 80x150x60 feet, and was a brick structure ten years old. Chief James Haslam and his 15 firemen found the main building in flames and soon had three good hydrant streams on the fire from 6-inch double hydrants 300 feet apart, the pressure being 80 pounds, direct pumping. The 4 and 6-inch mains of three streets were drawn upon. There were 1,500 feet of hose in use, with oneinch nozzles. The buildings were valued at $15,000 and the contents at $85,000. All were a total loss.

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