Glass Factory Burned at Tulsa
Chief R. C. Alder, of Tulsa, Okla., reports the loss of the Tulsa Glass Company’s plant, a building one story high, 200 by 300 feet, located in the east side of the city with an approximate loss of nearly $100,000. The structure was a wooden frame one with sheet iron coating and had no protection. The fire started in the packing room at 7.43 p. m., and burned for 48 hours. About 220 people were employed on the premises but only a watchman was present when the fire broke out. The building was all involved when the alarm was received by the department. Three motor engines were used and thirty men employed in fighting the stubborn blaze. Five plugs were available, set 300 to 500 feet apart. The normal hydrant pressure which was 65 was raised to 75 pounds. The water supply was furnished from standpipe and was not enough to give sufficient pressure for the five streams used. Out of the 3.500 feet of hose employed not a length burst. Chief R. C. Alder who was in charge of the fire is to be congratulated on the clever work the department performed.