Cotton Fire at Spartanburg.

Issue 13 and Volume 43.

Cotton Fire at Spartanburg. Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. On Friday, March 6, fire was discovered in the cotton warehouse of Spartan Mills, Spartanburg, S. C. The blaze broke out in the centre of the block of cotton houses where 1,000 bales of the stuff were stored. The fire department was notified by telephone and answered promptly. Under the command of Chief S. Kennedy, it arrived on the ground and found smoke issuing from the building. On opening the door the smoke was so thick that none could enter. The chief had the door closed at once, so as to prevent draught. Five holes were cut in the roof. The first was cut directly over the fire, but that was not known at the time. Chief Kennedy, therefore, laid out five lines, using 2,600 ft. of hose with a pressure of 65 to no lb. from five 2way…

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