Mobile Fire Hazards.

Issue 6 and Volume 46.

Mobile Fire Hazards. A new report on Mobile, Ala., made by the Committee of Fire Prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, says that while a few recently constructed buildings of fireproof or other modern forms of construction, and a moderate amount of fire protection lately installed, have reduced the conflagration hazard, the latter is still considerable. The cotton district presents a high potential hazard and would, in the judgment of the engineers of the committee, threaten other sections of the city in case of a high wind. Elsewhere there is thought to be little danger of a gen eral lire aside from the hazard presented by shingle roofs. The population of the city is now about 53,000. There is very little paving. and the unpaved streets are sometimes impassable, making the moving of fire apparatus generally difficult. The city’s water supply is from inadequate sources, the pumping capacity…

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