Issue 17 and Volume 33.

POOR WATER FACILITIES AT BROOKLYN Twenty-eighth street is part of a section of the borough of Brooklyn, New York, which has only a backwoods water supply and equally backwoods approaches. Two engines replied to an alarm, but one stuck in the mud and was delayed “several minutes.” It was five minutes before the firemen of the other engine company could get water to throw on the burning building, which was of frame and was burning away very quickly. The hydrants are so scarce in that section that the average length of hose used was a quarter of a mile, and it was so defective that the line from one of the engines burst no less than six times during the progress of the fire, and the line from another engine burst once. During the progress of the fire sonic one rang in a second alarm from another box located over…

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