Leadership

Menlo Firemen Save Contents of Residence

Issue 23 and Volume 66.

Menlo Firemen Save Contents of Residence A recent fire in Menlo Park, Cal., by which the beautiful country home of Henry Meyer was destroyed, is one of the many instances of the danger of leaving valuable property without any kind of fire protection. The dwelling was situated on the outskirts of the town, and only one hydrant, 2 1/2-inch size, was available, with a pressure of 30 pounds. The fire started from some unknown cause, in the attic, about 4 p.m., and an alarm was sent by telephone. The department responded promptly, under Chief F. P. Roach, but the entire roof was involved when it arrived. The 15 men engaged employed a Seagrave Booster pump, from which the only stream that could be brought to bear on the flames was thrown. The building was of wood, and covered an area of 100 square feet. It was two stories high, and…

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