Firemen rushing to fight a fire.Fire horses race on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, with firemen and apparatus.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1896, October 8 Duration:51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Firemen race down Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, in fire wagons, pulled by horses. They arrive at a multistory building on fire. Huge plumes of black smoke belch from their pumper apparatus. Firemen place a ladder against the building, and direct water from a hose onto fire in second story of the building, adjacent to the ladder. A commercial sign (Restaurant?) hangs in front of the section of the building where the fire is located. Trees along the boulevard are bare. Spectators are few. The area contains large vacant lots interspersed between several large buildings. A man on a bicycle rides alongside the fire wagons. (Edison Company, 1896.)
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