Brainerd to Regulate Oil Storage
Chief Frank W. Fuller, of Brainerd, Minn., has urged the city to pass ordinances to regulate the storage, sale and use of inflammable liquids, and it is generally believed that the measures will be passed shortly after the new year.
Those drafting the code considered similar ordinances now in effect at Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud, Minn.
The ordinance in general covers location, installation of tanks for the storage of gas and oil in bulk and service stations, safety appliances, establishes a zoning plan for tanks between the Mississippi River and 11th Street on the right of way of the Northern Pacific Railway, provides that all tanks be dyked or walled to localize the fire in case of a ruptured tank and provides for the licensing of the bulk storage tanks.
The regulation governing zoning of tanks will not affect those already installed but all tanks must be dyked.
No bulk station can be located 400 feet from a public building and no service station can be constructed 50 feet from a public building.
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