Leadership

The Fire Hazard of York.

Issue 4 and Volume 47.

The Fire Hazard of York. A city of nearly 50,000 inhabitants, an important commercial center and extensively engaged in manufacturing operations, York. Pa., is the subject of report No. 112 of the Committee on Fire Prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, who have recently made an inspection of it in regard to its conflagration hazard. Located on both sides of Codorus creek, York covers an area of 3.28 square miles, about threefourths of which is well built up. Elevations range from 350 feet along both sides of the creek to 450 feet in the northewestern part of the city; grades are light to moderate, there being but few over 5 per cent., one 10 per cent, and three about 15 per cent. In the congested value district, the two principal streets are 80 feet in width, others being 50 or 60 feet wide, and alleys 20 feet wide:…

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