Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Safe Distance from Fire Hazard. To the Editor: I have in mind a case of a large business building located at a distance of 50 feet from what is regarded as quite a severe fire hazard. Would there be any danger of the fire communicating to this large building in case of a fire in the latter named location? I contend that there would not as the distance between, 50 feet, would prevent the spread of fire to the larger building. I shall await your reply through your Questions and Answers column. Respectfully yours, D. D. New York City, November 16th, 1916. (Answer: It has been demonstrated many times that the heat from a burning building will break the windows and imperil an…

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