Leadership

Heavy Sprinkler Damage in Philadelphia.

Issue 9 and Volume 50.

Heavy Sprinkler Damage in Philadelphia. A building at Third and Market streets, Philadelphia, was flooded one morning last week by thousands of gallons of water that had been released by automatic sprinklers. The building is occupied by several business concerns, and the loss is estimated at $70,000. An overheated hearing in a machine on an upper floor started a fire which, in turn, started the sprinkling system. The fire itself was finally extinguished by the firemen. For about two hours water ran steadily from the various outlets of the sprinkling system, while members of the insurance patrol and later regular firemen stood helplessly on the iron fire escapes, unable to hatter down the heavy iron doors leading to the building. When entrance was finally effected through a broken window on the third floor it was found that the interior of the building below and including the third floor was in…

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