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BOSTON’S INADEQUATE FIRE LIMITS.

Issue 23 and Volume 23.

BOSTON’S INADEQUATE FIRE LIMITS. It is claimed that the fire limits of Boston, Mass., are altogether inadequate, even although the present lines include all of the city proper, so-called, and extend into Roxbury. It is insisted by the board of underwriters that the time is come for a radical extension of the limits. It is pointed out that South Boston has grown rapidly in recent years and gives promise of still greater growth in the near future in manufacturing buildings and storage warehouses. The freight traffic in Charlestown has also greatly increased. At a recent hearing given the Boston board of underwriters by the city council’s joint standing committee on buildings, B. B. Whittemore, former president of the board, sa d that the object of the extension is to secure the people of the communities from a conflagration, and pointed out that the character of the buildings in Dorchester and…

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