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WATCHMAN CLOSES SPRINKLER VALVE; FIRES REKINDLES, DESTROYS FACTORY

Issue 27 and Volume 76.

WATCHMAN CLOSES SPRINKLER VALVE; FIRES REKINDLES, DESTROYS FACTORY Big Pittsburgh. Pa., Fire Results when the Watchman Leaves Plant Alone During His Lunch Hour—Burnings of the Week UNFAMILIARITY of the night watchman with the workings of the automatic sprinkler system installed in the plant of the Dwight-Hamlin Company, Inc., feed manufacturers, situated at 38th Street and the Alleghany Railroad, Pittsburgh. Pa., caused the total destruction of that establishment and the serious damage to a large plant adjoining it. The blaze started in a large five-story brick building, owned and operated by the Dwight-Hamlin Company, and was discovered by the watchman shortly before one o’clock, a. m. on November 4. He afterward informed the fire department officials that after discovering the fire he fought it for some time, using six hand .fire extinguishers on the flames. Automatic sprinklers with which the building was fully equipped operated properly and with the aid of…

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