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Avery Planter Works, Peoria, Burned

Issue 9 and Volume 53.

Avery Planter Works, Peoria, Burned A fire, caused by an explosion of oil, broke out at about 2:40 a. m. in the Avery-Planter Works, Peoria. Ill. The building in which the blaze took place was situated in the extreme northeast end of the city, and as it was of frame lined with brick and 30 years old besides, there was every chance given to the flames to spread. It was a low one-story structure, with walls of wood and brick, but internally it had neither partition walls nor sprinkler equipment. One of the 100 employes discovered the fire, and although there was some private means of protection available, these proved insufficient, as there was a large amount of combustible material that had gone alight, and the woodwork which entered into its construction was not only very old, but in many parts was oil soaked from the drippings from the machinery,…

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