Sand to Extinguish Lampblack Fire
Owing to the danger of mixing water with carbon the members of the Philadelphia, Pa., fire department used sand toextinguish a fire in the lampblack factory of L. Martin & Co., of that city on August 20. The factory had large quantities of carbon stored and hence the precautions adopted by the firemen.
Eleven new fire alarm boxes are to be installed in the business district of Dallas, Texas. There are now 408 fire alarm boxes in Dallas and Oak Cliff, according to Henry Garrett, superintendent of the fire and police signal systemof the city.