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COSTLY DOCK AND SHIP FIRE FOUGHT BY ARMY OF FIRE-FIGHTERS

Issue 1 and Volume 99.

COSTLY DOCK AND SHIP FIRE FOUGHT BY ARMY OF FIRE-FIGHTERS Long Beach Forces Aided by Neighboring Cities, Navy and Coast Guard A Staff Report FIRE which started about 11:00 P. M., December 5th, beneath the boilers on an outfitting dock of the Consolidated Steel Corporation, Long Beach, California, caused damage estimated at from $750,000 to $2,000,000. Heaviest losses were sustained by berths No. 52, 53 and 54 and by the Navy transport Extavia in the inner harbor. It is believed that the fire on the dock, starting around or beneath two boilers used to provide steam to ships alongside the wharf, ignited boiler fuel which caused fire to spread over a considerable area of the dock structure. Alongside the dock was the $3,000,000 troop-carrying transport Extavia which was under repair at the time; fire damaged the ship’s plates possibly to the extent of several hundred thousand dollars. The hospital ship…

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