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CITY HALL FIRE AT NEWARK DISABLES FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

Issue 14 and Volume 75.

CITY HALL FIRE AT NEWARK DISABLES FIRE ALARM SYSTEM Cables Burned Out in Basement Fire in Structure—City Protected by Patrol Plan While the Fire Alarm Is Out of Commission THE entire fire alarm system of Newark, N. J., was put out of commission by a fire in the basement of the city hall on March 10, when the cables which were routed through the section in which the blaze occurred were consumed. Three telephone operators, at fire headquarters, which is in the city hall building, stuck to their switchboards on the fourth floor of the building, through the entire time of the fire, thus keeping in touch with the firehouses throughout the city. The fire was confined to the basement and offices on the upper floors of the building were only slightly damaged by smoke, and the city records stored in the building were not disturbed. The illustration shows the…

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