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Keller also advised, in anticipation of the crowd making a rush after the ceremony, that a fire-hose should be placed at the entrance to the house; but Lebedeff was opposed to this measure, which he said might result in the place being pulled down.
A few moments later, a queer sight amongst all these untoward and unexpected happenings, a fire engine dashed under the arch, narrowly missing the broken fragments of brick and stone, swung around, and a dozen fire-hoses commenced to play upon the flaming building.
The Prime Minister and the Ministers are running around as firefighters and try put off the fire with TV cameras instead of fire-hose.
As for the fire-hose, it recalls an earlier piece of Ward's that was installed in a disused Harlem fire-house, a building, the artist has said, that constitutes an affirmation of life.