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STANDARD MILLING PLANT FIRE

Issue 14 and Volume 42.

STANDARD MILLING PLANT FIRE Special Report for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Houston needs belter fire protection. Within ten years its population has increased from 45,000 to 80,000, and its buildings have likewise grown much higher. Yet in six years it has added to its equipment only two steamers and some additional hose, while its firefighting force consists of only sixty-three men—it should be at least double. Its water system, also, is inadequate at least so far as concerns the size of the mains. The largest is only 40 in., the majority being 8-in. This was shown at two recent big fires. One. which caused a $00,000 loss, broke out in a big wholesale grocery warehouse, and for some time threatened the Houston Ice and Brewing company’s building. The blaze started in the afternoon on the third floor, where no one was at the time, and had made considerable headway before…

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