Fight Fire in Clay Mines

Issue 8 and Volume 92.

Fight Fire in Clay Mines The Georgia Kaolin Mine, near Macon, Ga., is considered to be one of the largest clay producing plants, and is valued at more than $1,000,000. Fire broke out at 8 p.m., and a call sent to Macon. A pumper made the 13 mile run. Upon arriving at the fire, it was noted that the only water for fire-fighting was a pool containing a mixture of clay and water. This was used and proved effective in extinguishing the flames. The pumper worked for 29 hours. A six-story building, consisting of corrugated sheet metal and wooden frame and elevator shaft, was consumed, but other parts of the property were saved. The men worked under hazardous conditions because of the building and elevator beams.

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