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" ... once burst into a blaze. To talk of fireproof buildings in the midst of such a furnace is absurd. Steel was melted in innumerable cases, and stones and brick were burned to powder. The firemen at first endeavored to check the fire in front. As soon... "
The Weather and Climate of Chicago - Page 369
by Henry Joseph Cox, John Howard Armington - 1914 - 375 pages
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Report of the Chief Signal Officer, United States Army, to the Secretary of War

United States. Army. Signal Corps - 1872
...endeavored to check the fire in front: As soon as the fire had. gathered in force this was not even to be thought of; not a single drop of water could...wind swept it aloft ; besides, the firemen had to lookout. Several of the engines which went to the front at first got burnt ; others made futile efforts...
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Annual report of the chief signal-officer, to the secretary of war, Volume 2

United States signal office - 1873
...endeavored to check the fire in front. As soon as the fire had gathered in force this was not even to be thought of; not a single drop of water could...Several of the engines which went to the front at first got burnt ; others made futile efforts along the side of the fire, playing at right angles to the wind....
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1873
...endeavored to check the lire in front. As soon as the fire had gathered iu force this was not even to be thought of; not a single drop of water could reach the tire. Tho wind swept it aloft ; besides, the firemen had to lookout. Several of the engines which went...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-10

United States. Weather Bureau - Nature - 1892
...endeavored to check the fire in front. As soon as the fire had gathered in force this was not even to be thought of; not a single drop of water could...Several of the engines which went to the front at first got burnt ; others made futile efforts along the side of the fire, playing at right angles to the wind....
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The Climate of Chicago

Henry Allen Hazen - Chicago (Ill.) - 1893 - 137 pages
...endeavored to check the fire in front. As soon as the fire had gathered in force this was not even to be thought of; not a single drop of water could...Several of the engines which went to the front at first got burnt ; others made futile efforts along the side of the fire, playing at right angles to the wind....
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