Water Supply Menaced by Fire

Issue 5 and Volume 54.

Water Supply Menaced by Fire A fire which was caused by a spark from the gasoline engine, which ignited a can of gasoline, came near destroying the water plant of the Oak Park, Cal., water works on July 12. The explosion threw burning gasoline on the wooden portion of the structure. In fighting the fire the electric pump of the plant was used, and it was necessary for the firemen to extend a line two blocks to fight the flames. The fire was confined to the engine house of the plant and the damage amounted to $500. For a time the water supply of Oak Park was greatly reduced.

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