R.H. Ruffner's barbership on fire 1905
Fire Broke Out in Frame Building on North ' Mechanic Street--Double Alarm Sent In--Paid Fire Depart- ment Can't Come Too Soon. A A fire started at 8:20 o'clock this morning In the attic of a two-story frame building at 48 North Mechanic street owued and occupied by Mr. Bapuf.l Benson, as a barbershop aud dwelling- . ' Tne Picner Hess Co. wsg the first to leupcntl to the u]arm. The fire not as yet gained much headway, owing to the fuct that the pressure was turned on before the nozzle was attached tn the hose caused pandemonium pandemonium and gave the Sre a chance spread, and soon another frame building building adjoining, owned by Mr. Charles Williams, and occupied b Mr. R. H. Ruffner, as a barbershop, was on fire. , The fire fighters new assumed a as-vou-please tactics and acred Ilka children. Some were yelling turn the water off and others waving to have it turned on. At this point a second alarm was sent in by telephoning the water works, as no one seemed know where the key to the alarm at the corner of Baltimore and Mechanic" Mechanic" streets could "oe found. The only other company to respond was the Canada Hose Co.