Youngstown Department Checks a Serious Garage Fire

Youngstown Department Checks a Serious Garage Fire

A garage fire which might have proved serious, but for the prompt and good work of the fire department at Youngstown, Ohio, recently, broke out in the Friedman garage in the eastern part of the city. The alarm was pulled by a passer-by, who noticed smoke coming from the garage windows at 4.22 a. m. The building, which was 50 x 200 feet in area, and one-story in height, with no partition walls, was quite new, only having been built about one year. The fire is supposed to have caught from an over-heated pipe, as the roof was burning briskly when the firemen, under Chief Joseph Wallace, arrived The building was constructed of tile, but the roof was of frame, covered with felt, and proved an easy prey to the flames. Two hydrant streams were thrown upon the burning timbers, from 6-inch double hydrants. 200 feet apart, with the excellent pressure of 110 pounds, from a main 18 inches in diameter, direct pressure. Seven hundred feet of hose were laid, with nozzles of 1⅛ and inches in use. The most serious damage was from sparks dropping from the burning roof onto the cars stored in the garage, destroying the tops of eleven cars. The value of the garage building was $7,000, with the comparatively small loss of $500. On the contents, valued at $15,000, the loss was $2,000.

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The per capita fire losses in leading Nebraska towns for the past year, as given out in the State Firemen’s Convention at Fremont recently, were as follows: Omaha, $5.09; Lincoln, $2.32; Grand Island, $2.75; York, $10.25; Hastings, $10.63; Norfolk, $13.73; Fremont, $12.57.

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