Warehouse Destroyed in Winchester

Warehouse Destroyed in Winchester

An overheated bearing was responsible for a blaze which practically destroyed the warehouse of David S. Day in the northern part of Winchester, Ky, on June 29, according to an account furnished by Chief James A. McCourt. The structure was partly two stories and partly three stories above the basement, of brick construction, and had been built about twenty-four years. The alarm was received by telephone at 8:45 a. m.. and the department found practically the entire building involved when it arrived on the scene. Four 4-inch single hydrants were available, placed about 250 feet apart, with a pressure ranging from 55 to 75 pounds. Four hydrant streams were thrown, the street mains being eight and six inches in dimension. About 500 feet of hose were laid in fighting the fire, which burned four hours before it was extinguished, practically destroying the building. The value of the building was reckoned at $45,000 the loss being total, and the contents, blue grass seed and hemp, worth about $350,000, were damaged to the amount of $250,000. The illustrations, furnished through the courtesy of Chief McCourt, give a very good idea of the heavy smoke which the firemen had to contend with and the damage that the building suffered.

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