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Heavy Streams Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in New Orleans Warehouse

Issue 7 and Volume 124.

Heavy Streams Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in New Orleans Warehouse From Information Supplied by A five-alarm fire leveled a mill-type construction warehouse, 125 x 300 feet and 65 feet high, in New Orleans and spread to a motor hotel and a laundry and cleaners building. Master streams were used to protect other exposures and streams were used to shield men and apparatus from the tremendous radiant heat when the structure’s 16-inch brick walls collapsed. One exposure, about 60 feet from the warehouse, was a cleaning fluid manufacturing plant with nine tons of chlorine, and across Bienville Street from the fire was a two-story building with cooling and storage rooms served by an ammonia refrigeration system. Both these exposures were successfully protected. Engine 29 responded from the Central Fire Station, only two blocks from the warehouse, to an alarm at 6:05 а.m. last February 6 for a railroad box car fire. Upon…

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