Lumber Plants Partially Destroyed at Graham
Fire originating from an unknown cause recently resulted in about $30,000 damage to the buildings and contents at the plants of the Young Lumber Company and the Morrison Smith Lumber Company, Graham, Tex., a short time ago. The department received the first alarm at 8:20 p. m., and responding promptly upon its receipt, found that the flames had gained considerable headway, having spread to the oil and paint contained in the plants. Chief G. Street and his men worked excellently, however, and succeeding in confining the flames to as small an area as possible. Chief Street was greatly handicapped in his work by the fact that he had no equipment other than 1,430 feet of hose. Fourteen firemen aided him in fighting the fire. I here was four 4-inch, double hydrants, situated from 130 to 500 feet apart, available for use. At each of these there was a pressure of about 103 pounds. Four hydrant streams were thrown from nozzles of 1 inch, and smaller, in size. The fire was placed under control by Chief Street and bis men in two hours’ time. FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is indebted to Fire Marshal J. E. Wallace for the above information.