Fire Damages Paper Products Plant at San Francisco

Fire Damages Paper Products Plant at San Francisco

The plant of the American Paper Products Company, located in the manufacturing district, of San Francisco, Cal., was recently damaged by a fire which originated in the heater room. The building was two stories high and was built of brick. Chief Thomas R. Murphy and the members of his department did excellent work in handling this fire, stopping it on the same floor where it had originated. ‘The blaze started at 4:46 p. m. and burned for about three and a half hours. Chief Murphy had 65 men and the following apparatus at the truck and one chemical engine. There was a scene of the fire: Seven engines, one ladder pressure of 50 pounds at the 5-inch double hydrants available for service. At one time eleven streams were thrown from the ⅝-inch nozzles in use. Water was obtained from an 8-inch main located near the damaged plant. The system of water supply was gravity.

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