03/03/11 197 W - + 5 - 9 Carolina Country Club Fire, 1925

From The American City, Volume 25, as found by Google books:

A Water-Supply for Fire Protection.

Another fire demonstration that owners of any buildings located near lakes or rivers and where municipal fire protection may be available, should provide a solid location for fire engines, took place near Raleigh, N.C, April 12, 1921. The Carolina Country Club, located near that city, was completely destroyed by fire, the blaze probably starting from a defective kitchen flue. Golfers on the course of the club reached the fire when the roof was already falling in. A response of the Raleigh Fire Department might have been of great assistance, for the department had 1,200 feet of hose laid within six minutes after receiving the alarm, but it was impossible to place the pumping engine near the lake to draw water because of the muddy condition of the ground. As there was no other water-supply available, the firemen could only assist members of the club in carrying out some of the furniture. Inspection blanks for examination of structures of this kind should contain a question calling attention to the facilities for using whatever water-supply there may be available near-by.
-Fire Protection.

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