Leadership

COAL BUNKERS BURN AT SEATTLE

Issue 1 and Volume 58.

COAL BUNKERS BURN AT SEATTLE The bunkers of the Pacific Coast Company in Seattle, Wash., are on the harbor line near the foot of Dearborn Street, scarcely outside what might be called the heart of the city. They are within 250 feet of the largest ship building plants in the Northwest. The end bunker covers about 90 by 220 feet in area; the south one probably 40 by 120, with a high frame trestle between. Outside the larger structure are the high towers and elevators used for coaling ships, and there are many conveyors and other expensive machinery. The value of the entire plant was about $350,000. Realizing the fire hazard with all buildings and docks of wood, the company had recently installed what might be called a homemade sprinkler system. The boiler house is on the land side of the bunkers and in the space between a fire pump…

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