Foam Extinguishes Oil Fire

Foam Extinguishes Oil Fire

An oil and gasoline fire broke out in the yards of the Sunshine Oil Company, Rochester, N. V., and threatened to spread to adjacent property. Explosions accompanied the fire, hire destroyed 50,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,500 gallons of motor oil. The damage was estimated at $30,000.

Foam supplied by Foamite Generators was used in getting this fire under control. Three Foamite generators and three tons of Foamite powder were used. It was the opinion of Rochester newspapers and public safety officials that without foam equipment, the damage would have been much greater.

Two Views of the Rochestor Oil Fire Upper—Playing a water stream on a tank to insulate it against the heat. Lower—Stephen B. Story, left, city manager of Rochester, watching firemen operating a Foamite generator.

Stephen B. Story, city manager of Rochester, and Battalion Chief Reagan, risked their lives during the progress of the fire to get under a heat expanded tank containing thousands of gallons of gasoline so that an open valve could be closed and a flow of gasoline on the ground, stopped.

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