Fire Suppression Pond Historical

Fire Suppression Pond Historical (HM1VVX)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36083 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.405', W 85° 40.774'

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A fire at an airfield, with highly flammable materials everywhere, could be catastrophic. The Bath and Locker House fire shown here highlighted the need for a dependable water supply for firefighting. A pond met that need. It also helped control water drainage and erosion from nearby slopes. This pond is located at the approximate site of the original fire suppression pond.

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Before construction of the Fire
Suppression Pond, fires like this
one, in 1941 or 1942, had to be
fought by pumping water from the
creek behind the support buildings,
as these men are doing. What would
have happened if this fire had
started during a dry spell, when the
creek was low?
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HM NumberHM1VVX
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Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 624104 N 3591832
Decimal Degrees32.45675000, -85.67956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.405', W 85° 40.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 24.3" N, 85° 40' 46.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chief Anderson, Tuskegee AL 36083, US
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