POINT COMFORT BADLY SCORCHED.

POINT COMFORT BADLY SCORCHED.

Point Comfort, a suburb of Clarksburg, W. Va., and dependent on that city for its fire protection, had six dyellings and a store burned. To prevent the spread of the flames, dynamite was used. Like Clarksburg, Point Comfort is essentially a wooden town and permits wooden roofs. The fire was caused by a leaking natural gas pipe. Both places need adequate fire protection, and the general use of natural gas renders it all the more essential that Clarksburg, for its own protection, to say nothing of that of its suburb, should have better equipment for its sixty-one firemen (only four paid) than eight chemical hand-extinguishers, one hese wagon, three hosereels and some 3,000 ft. of hose. A hcok and ladder tmek would seem to be in order, as well as a fireworks and combustibles’ ordinance and one prohibiting wooden roofs. It is true there are over ninety fire hydrants set and that the firepressure is 125 lbs. But a city that boasts suburbs should be better equiped than that

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