Quarterly of the National Fire Protection Association Volume 14
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...with cotton yarn placed on floor near the windows in basement. Some time during the night a cigarette or match was probably thrown through a broken window pane, igniting warp. When employees arrived the next morning the paper covering of warp had been entirely burned off and the thread of warp badly scorched. Xo sprinklers opened. There is one station in basement, and watchman should have discovered firchad he made his rounds properly. S-25202. Canning Factory. Watchman found a box of rags, used for wiping cans, smouldering. He stamped fire out with his feet and removed box from building. Xo apparatus used. An excellent record for watchman's service. S-24710. Metal Worker. During a severe electrical storm, lightning struck outside wires, jumped lightning arrestors and burned out the interior of an oil switch. Watchman on regular round discovered fire and extinguished it with a bucket of water. Xo damage outside of switch, although watchman received a shock which surprised but did not injure him. Fire Causes. These fires are selected to illustrate defects either of construction or superintendence in the classes of property indicated. Gasoline and Oil. H-14938. Mercantile. A kerosene heater "exploded" in the ""shoe shine parlor" in the rear of building. The flaming kerosene-carried the fire through to the dry goods store in front, and almost completely destroyed a $25,000 stock of goods, also damaging the fixtures heavily. Fire extinguished by city chemical apparatus. H-14361. Oil Refinery. An employee was filling a supply truck, with gasoline. He had already filled the front and rear compartments, and the middle compartment was full to within a foot of the top when he reached over to turn the screw cock on the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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