Fire at Gloucester City Water Plant
Fire broke out in the water plant at Gloucester City, N. J., on February 18, destroying the roof of the plant and the upper part of the building, doing $5,000 damage. The filter plant was not damaged nor was the machinery, and the credit is given to Engineer John Murphy and his assistant, Charles Green, who stuck to their posts, keeping the pumps in constant operation while the flames were raging over their heads. Through their pluck the city was getting its usual supply of water immediately after the fire, which was conquered in two hours. For the past five months extensive improvements and repairs have been under way at the plant, at a cost of about $25,000, and these were rapidly nearing completion.