Kernan, J. Frank. Reminiscences of the old fire laddies and volunteer fire departments of New York and Brooklyn.

(New York :  M. Crane,  1885.)



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Burning of the Brooklyn   Theater.


below, but still more rapidly it ran along the ceiling of the theater,
made, most extraordinarfly, of stuff that rendered it nothing more
than  a tremendous tinder-box.    The dome of the theater was con¬

structed of what is technically known as "parofile stuff"—a variety
of canvas used on account of its strength and lightness. As soon as
the outer doors were opened, the draught created drew the fire with
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