Wheat Burned at North East
A fire that occurred in the three-story building of Blaine, McKay & Co., North East, Pa., necessitated calling for assistance from Erie, 16 miles away. That city sent one American-LaFrance. combination hose and chemical pumper, with a crew of nine men. When they arrived at the scene the three stories were ablaze, but, after six hours’ work, the fire was confined to the Blaine-McKay building. There were four 6-inch hydrants available, 400 feet apart, with pressure at 40 pounds. One engine and four hydrant streams were thrown, 5,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose being used. The nozzles were 1 and 1 1/8 inch. The property was valued at $140,000; loss, $30,000. Contents, wheat, worth $140,000; loss, $110,000.