Our Readers Write Us

Issue 2 and Volume 112.

Our Readers Write Us Not Portland City Limits To the Editor: We are concerned with the opening sentence of the article, “Fireworks Warehouse Blasts Wide Residential Area,” in the October issue of FIRE ENGINEERING: “A fireworks warehouse, located, of all places, in a residential area of Portland, Ore.” The second paragraph explains that the incident was two blocks outside the City of Portland, but the above sentence certainly is not very complimentary to the City of Portland. Believe me, this was really an explosion, and any such hazard should be far removed from any residential area. Chief H. E. Simpson Bureau of Fire Portland, Ore. Note: The sentence in question is unfortunately worded. No reflection is intended on the Portland Fire Department and the editors regret this inadvertent construction.

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