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Illinois Volunteers Use 16 Tankers to Quell Dairy Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 118.

Illinois Volunteers Use 16 Tankers to Quell Dairy Fire —Libertyville F. D. photo Coordinated training pays off during Illinois Mutual Aid A HUNDRED head of cattle were saved when—in an efficient tanker operation—volunteers put down a fire that destroyed two barns belonging to the Spinney Run Farm in Gurnee, Ill., October 24. Apparently the result of a short circuit, the fire raged until the volunteer fire fighters, hauling some 200,000 gallons of water from a gravel pit 7500 feet away from the scene, were able to douse the flames. Fire originated in the larger of two bams—100 by 50 feet by 43 feet high. The walls of this building were constructed of concrete block, and supported a reinforced concrete mowfloor. Above this were a wood frame roof and siding. A smaller bam—connected in ell-fashion to the larger one at the first floor—measured 60 by 35 feet by 40 feet high,…

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