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#212888 02/26/14 10:21 AM
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John,

I was reading the NFPA magazine when I came upon this article about the PV fire here in NJ. Go to this website and see if you can read it.

http://www.nfpa.org/newsandpublicat...ary-february-2014/features/perfect-storm

You might have to copy and paste the link.

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It says WI.

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Harold:
The link goes to an article about a structure in Wisconsin??

Or, am I missing something?


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...the fire started in Jersey, spread to Wisconsin which made it catastrophic...


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Now that's not funny.....


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Perhaps the implication is that there's nothing of consequence between New Jersey and Wisconsin??
I wonder how the fire worked its way past Lake Michigan.
:p


It's a good article regardless and well worth reading.


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As polluted it can get, I wouldn't be surprised...
"Now back to our original post...."


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The thing I found interesting is the Le Farge fire department drained the municipal water system and had to truck in water from a lake.
I did not realize a municipal water system was that fragile


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Good article Harold. Thanks for the link.

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I did some work at a hospital that was right on the border betwene the 2 towns that shared it and was hooked up to both water mains.
They never tested the fire pump at full output for more than a few minutes because it would actually suck the water out of the mains so fast that both towns would end up with a 'boil order' due to the lowered pressure in the mains.
I never figured out how they managed to get fire insurance without someone making them put in a water tower...


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