WAREHOUSE FIRE AT SALT LAKE CITY.

WAREHOUSE FIRE AT SALT LAKE CITY.

The big two-story warehouse of the Redman Van & Storage Company, of Salt Lake City, Utah, situated two blocks from the business centre, occupying a space of 150×100 ft., the barn, 75×50 ft., and a frame shed 150×100 ft. were recently burned. The main building was of brick and wood; it was seven years old and was not equiped with sprinklers. The cause of the fire is unknown; but it had been burning for some time before the alarm was turned in. The blaze evidently started in the shed, which had been consumed. The barn and the warehouse were burning when the apparatus arrived. That consisted of one firstclass Metropolitan fire-engine, three hose wagons, one village truck. Seven 6-in. hydrants, and 3-in. outlet, separated from each other 300 ft. with a pressure of 100 lbs. were available. Seven streams were thrown in all. with nozzles. Of these streams five were hydrant. The building stood in the centre of the block, on which were laid 10-in. and 12-in. mains. Three thousand feet of cotton, rubber-lined hose were used, of which only one was put out of commission, owing to a street car having run over it. No special nozzles were used; only the ordinary ones already mentioned. The water pressure (gravity supply) was amply sufficient to furnish good plug streams and supply the engine. The less was $150,000, the insurance on the buildings, $8,500. The contents were mostly household goods. The fire, as already stated, started in the shed, which was connected with the warehouse and barn, and a lot of inflammable goods were piled up against the warehouse windows, which were not protected. All that was left of the warehouse was the walls. The fire department under Chief Vail did excellent work.

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