Issue 5 and Volume 39.

NEW JERSEY STATE FIRE NEWS. Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. LONG BRANCH. A correspondent from Long Branch writes as follows: “Long Branch is by far too important a place to take any chances in the way of insufficient fire protection. The property at risk is valued at $12,000,000; its normal population is about 1,400; but this is enormously increased during the summer season, when the tire risks are really the greatest; its fire area is about 3,660 acres, of which some forms a very congested district, while over quite a large surface in its outskirts are many scattered buildings. There is, besides a predominance of wooden structures even in the congested districts, a large number of which are devoted to hotel, boardinghouse and restaurant purposes, and there is no restriction as to wooden roofs. Hence, the great liability to fire and the equal possibility of that fire becoming…

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