Fire News from Texas
Owing to considerable trouble having been experienced by members of the fire department of Dallas, Texas, in reaching fires on account of automobiles blocking the way, Chief T. A. Myers of the fire department has been asked to draft an ordinance covering rules for automobiles and pedestrians at fires. It is probable that the ordinance will be passed.
A peculiar accident calling for the services of the Fire Department was the collapse of a motor tank filled with oil which collapsed at a street corner in Dallas, Tex., and spread lubrication over the street for a block. Drivers lost control of their cars and struggled wildly to avoid mishaps when they struck the greasy surface. Cars refused to behave and glided around as some of their drivers had in the days B. P. It was not until firemen were sent to the scene and had washed the oil from the pavement that cars could safely pass that point at more than a snail’s pace.