Story of Hurricane
Chief Thomas H. Shipman, New London, Conn., has issued a report on the New London conflagration during the hurricane of September 21, 1938. During the fire, the New London department used about 12,000 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose and outside companies laid about 5,000 feet.
The outside aid consisted of a 500gallon Seagrave pumper from the Coast Guard, a 750-gallon American-La France pumper from Groton, a 750-gallon American-LaFrance pumper from Oswegatchie, a 600-gallon Seagrave pumper from Jordan, and a 600-gallon Buffalo pumper from Goshen. In all there were fourteen pieces of apparatus at the conflagration.