Good Showing at Grand Forks.

Issue 9 and Volume 43.

Good Showing at Grand Forks. Grand Forks, N. Dak., had seventy-eight alarms of fire during 1907, the loss at which was $43,239.21 on insurance of $187,816. The value of property at risk was $423,200. Chief Runge and his men traveled 165 miles; laid 33.950 ft. of hose; used 520 gal. of chemicals; raised 700 ft. of ladder. A new double fire house is close upon completion; two additional tire-alarm boxes were installed; a new hors* was bought, and a hose sleigh was built by the firemen themselves at a cost of only $60. There were 6,519 ft. of 6-in. water main laid, and 19 6-in. hydrants set. The apparatus consists of a first-class steamer, three hose wagons, a hook and ladder truck, three hose sleighs and a truck sleigh. The value of the chemical hose wagon, together with all the small chemicals, have more than paid for themselves time and…

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