Leadership

Fire Damages Pier at San Francisco

Issue 4 and Volume 60.

Fire Damages Pier at San Francisco Pier 46, San Francisco, Cal., was recently damaged by fire which resulted from an unknown cause. The blaze started at 1:56 a. m. and burned for four hours. Chief Thomas R. Murphy and the members of his department found, upon their arrival at the pier, that the flames had burned already through the roof of the building located thereon. This structure was one story high and was built about a year ago. Chief Murphy led his men with skill and good judgment, and kept the flames confined to the one pier. Five-inch low-pressure and 8-inch high-pressure hydrants were available for service. At the low-pre_____drants there was a pressure of 60 pounds, while at the high-pressure hydrants 310 pounds was secured. An 8-inch low-pressure and an 18-inch high-pressure main were located near the scene of fire. Five hydrants and fourteen engine streams were thrown and…

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