Fire News from Georgia
The American-LaFranee Fire Engine Company of Elmira, N. Y., was awarded the contract for furnishing the city of Augusta, Ga., with a new 750-gallon triple pumper and a 75-foot motor driven aerial truck. Both pieces of apparatus will be on exhibition at the International Association of Fire Engineers convention at Atlanta, October 11 to 14, and will be delivered to the Augusta fire department immediately after the close of the convention. These apparatus will complete motorization of the fire department.
Firemen George Campsen and. S. G. Scott of Engine Company No. 2, Savannah fire department, were seriously injured at a fire recently when a carbide light exploded. Campsen and Scott went to move the light and flying pieces of tins and other metal struck both men in the face, injuring their eyes.
State Fire Marshal Albert Sharp, who has been investigating the fire which recently destroyed the Sandersville Oil Mills at Sandersville, swore out warrants for the arrest of C. C. Rawlings, H. T. Brown and four negroes. The fire took place on the morning of May 20. C. G. Rawlings was president of the oil mill and also an extensive farmer of Washington County. H. T. Brown was night watchman at the plant and the four negroes were laborers. The alleged motive, for the crime was the collection of insurance on the property. The Washington County grand jury returned six indictments charging arson.