Two Lives Lost at Lawrence Fire
Two lives were lost in a fire which partially destroyed a three-story cement and wood building at Lawrence, Mass., recently. The fire originated in the rear of the first floor and is believed to have been of incedniary origin. An adjoining residence caught fire from another cause at the same time but was only slightly damaged. Chief D. E. Carey and his men, by hard work, managed to save part of the former building and prevent the fire from spreading. The value of the building was $15,000 and of its contents, consisting of furniture and wearing apparel, $5,000. The loss on the building is estimated at $14,000, while that on the contents was total. The damaged building was about six years old, and contained wooden partitions. About 130 firemen worked at the fire with the following apparatus: Four Amoskeag engines, four hose cars, five combinations, and four ladder trucks. The department had 8,000 feet of hose in service with nozzles from 1⅛ to 1¼ inches in size. Ten hydrant and six engine streams were thrown. The water supply system is gravity and the nearby water main was 6 inches in diameter. Five 6-inch hydrants situated 250 feet apart, were available for use. The pressure at each was 85 pounds. The fire started at 3.03 a. m., and burned 3 1/2 hours.