|Monday, March 19, 1917
|The Globe (Toronto)
|Page 9, col. 1
Drowned out a fire with the water tower
Firemen fight stubborn blaze at standard fuel company yard.
Sparks from a passing engine caused a destructive blaze in the yards of the Standard Fuel Co. at the corner of the Grand Trunk tracks and Greenwood avenue yesterday morning. The fire was first noticed shortly after half-past nine, and although the firemen arrived shortly afterwards, it was not until nearly half-past twelve that it was finally extinguished.
The fire broke out in the top of the coal chute, and the fire-fighters were unable to reach the seat of the outbreak until a special call had been sent in for the tower from Adelaide Street Station. Very little coal was burned.
The total damage is $3,000.