Inspection of Salem Fire Conditions

Inspection of Salem Fire Conditions

Representatives of the National Board of Fire Underwriters are now at Salem, Mass., making an inspection of its fire conditions and its fire department. A similar inspection was made in 1907. A Salem newspaper recently published the following concerning their 1907 report: Their conclusion on the water supply in part read as follows: “Pressure satisfactory in business section but in some residential districts very light. In the principal mercantile district an adequate water supply is available and the supply in most other sections where tests were made is sufficient. The secondary feeder system is generally good. Distribution of hydrants generally good, and are of a type through which large quantities of water can be delivered with small loss of feed. Reports on the conflagration so far issued state that a lack of water was the principal cause of the conflagration.

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