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Woodenware Plant Destroyed at Wilmington

Issue 25 and Volume 58.

Woodenware Plant Destroyed at Wilmington The Ludington Wooden Ware Company’s plant in the village of Wilmington, Vt., and consisting of about two acres in extent, was entirely destroyed by fire on November 28. The building was two and four stories high and of wood with cement plastered side walls. The fire originated in the boiler room from the heat from Dutch ovens through self-feeders. A night watchman discovered the fire at 11.45 o’clock. The flames ran through the center of the building, following the carriers that fed the Dutch ovens. The property had hose and chemical equipment. Three hydrants were available and five streams were on the burning structure. The smoke was so dense that it was difficult to get at the fire in the center rooms. The cost of the plant was $120,000.

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