LODOINOHOUSE INSPECTION IN DETROIT.
A close inspection of the lodginghouses of Detroit, Mich., is to be made at frequent intervals by the fire department of Detroit. The work has been intrusted by Chief Broderick to Assistant Chief O’Neill who would appoint someone with authority to compel compliance with legal requirements. That would greatly reduce the danger to life and property through fire. He advocates the installation of an inexpensive sprinkler-system, consisting of water pipes running across the rooms and bunks, to which the department could connect from the street. He declares that the cheap lodginghouses are in nightly danger of fire through drunken men and women being permitted to carry lighted lamps to their rooms. Some of these lodginghouses are not equiped with fire-escapes or have the windows leading to the fire-escapes securely nailed down.