FIRE PROTECTION IN WESTCHESTER,

FIRE PROTECTION IN WESTCHESTER,

General Inspector Johnson, of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, has made a report on the fire protection conditions in Yonkers, Tarrytown and Port Chester. He says in reference to Yonkers: “Notwithstanding that the fire and water protection facilities have been greatly improved since the former inspection, there is a possibility of serious fires occurring, especially along the Hudson river front, where there are lumberyards. elevators, sugar refineries and combustible materials ” He recommends additional equipment and increased size of water mains. Regarding Tarrytown. he says: “While there are localities in the business section where serious fires are liable to occur, yet a disastrous fire is not probable. except under very adverse conditions.” As to conditions at Port Chester, Inspector Johnson says: “Within the fire limits area, including the business section, there is much verv combustible property, many old frame range buildings adjoining more valuable property. There is a liability of serious fires, especially, if several occur at the same time, or at a time of high winds, when burning embers might easily be carried to the wooden roofing of the numerous frame buildings.”

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