Driving Burning Oil Back With Stream

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

Driving Burning Oil Back With Stream One of the most dangerous features in connection with operating at large oil fires is the possibility of tanks rupturing and streams of oil being sent forth. In many cases the rupture of a tank is so large and volume of oil so great that firemen have to beat a hasty retreat in order to save themselves. One notable example of such an occurrence happened in Philadelphia a few years ago when a large tank gave away. The firemen had to drop everything and flee for their lives. The illustration herewith shows a recent large oil fire at Long Beach, California. At this fire two workers were injured and property valued at nearly half a million dollars was destroyed. The fire followed a gas explosion in the oil field. The blast came two hours after a new well had been brought in. Every available…

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