Gasoline Fire Burns Thirty Hours

Gasoline Fire Burns Thirty Hours

For more than thirty hours, fire in a gasoline tank of the American Oil Company at Edwardsville, Pa., threatened to spread to six nearby tanks holding about 2,000,000 gallons of gasoline. Fire was finally brought under control by firemen of Edwardsville under the direction of Chief Jones.

A foamite generator, a ton of foamite, and a marine pumping outfit were brought in for work on the fire. A Coast Guard boat transported the generator and pump to the fire, while the foam powder was shipped by rail. An attempt was made to operate the loam lines from the raft through regular size hose. However. sufficient pressure could not be maintained to lift the foamite mixture. The generator was then carried to the top of the tank where sufficient pressure was obtained, and the special nozzle poured foam on the fire.

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