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Near Conflagration in Palmyra, N. J. Provides Good Mutual Aid Test

Issue 11 and Volume 111.

Near Conflagration in Palmyra, N. J. Provides Good Mutual Aid Test A detailed story of a general-alarm lumber yard fire that proved to be the largest in over 30 years —Photos courtesy Palmyra Police Dept. Some of the most difficult fire fighting operations involve lumber yards. Because of the great amount of combustible material which must be stored in a more or less open manner, the incidence of fire may lead to a major loss in the occupancy. In addition, exposure hazards, depending on the location of the yard and the prevailing weather conditions, may he severe, thus causing further harassment to hard-pressed lire fighters. Recently a series of press reports of such fires has focussed attention on this type of risk. The following report of a general alarm which occurred some months ago describes in detail the steps taken by a volunteer fire department, assisted by mutual aid companies,…

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