Idlewild Has First Fire

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Idlewild Has First Fire New York’s vast new International Airport at Idlewild got its first baptism of fire Sept. 26th, and came off with flying colors, as emergency airport fire crews, municipal firemen and the airport control personnel functioned smoothly in the crisis. The blaze, which broke out in a DC-6, being fuelled, much as was the case with the fire at LaGuardia the month before (FIRE ENGINEERING, September, 1948), was quickly extinguished by liberal applications of fog-foam. One man who was caught aboard the plane by the fast spreading blaze, was taken to the hospital after jumping to the ground to escape the flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately disclosed.

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