Grain Elevator Equipped with Sprinkler Practically Destroyed.

Issue 9 and Volume 62.

Grain Elevator Equipped with Sprinkler Practically Destroyed. One of the largest grain elevators in Western Kentucky, that of A. Waller & Co., at Henderson, although equipped with a sprinkler system was practically destroyed by fire on August 4, when the latter, reports state, failed to operate. A loss of $200,000 is involved. The plant consisted of a five-story brick building on a site 100 x 200, an elevator building constructed of galvanized iron and wood, six corn cribs, some of which were filled with corn and eighteen concrete grain bins, 56 feet high. These last escaped the flames. In reporting on thifire. H. C. Bean, of the Kentucky Acturial Bureau says: “This is another indictment against the poor fire fighting facilities of the city of Henderson This town during the past few years has suffered many total loss fires and will continue until the city authorities provide adequate fire-fighting facilities.…

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