Brooklyn, NY Lumber Yard Fire, Jan 1938

Lumber Yard Burns In Brooklyn


New York, Jan. 14 (AP) -- Twenty-five families were removed by police and firemen from their apartments today when fire raged through the adjoining LUTZ lumber yard in Brooklyn. Five alarms summoned 300 firemen with 35 pumping engines. At least half the streams of water were directed on frame houses surrounding the lumber yard. The flames carried sparks almost as far as the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, one-quarter of a mile away. Two firemen were injured slightly.

The Kingston Daily Freeman New York 1938-01-14