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EXPLOSIONS DO HEAVY DAMAGE TO TWO MUNITION PLANTS

Issue 3 and Volume 61.

EXPLOSIONS DO HEAVY DAMAGE TO TWO MUNITION PLANTS Two serious fires, marked by explosions that were felt for many miles around, occurred last week at munitions plants in New Jersey. The disasters, one at Kingsland and the other at Haskell, occurred within thirty hours. The munitions plant of the Canadian Car and Foundry Company at Kingsland was practically destroyed by fire and explosions on the afternoon of January 11. Early estimates of the loss were in the neighborhood of $4,000,000. Fifteen people were injured but early reports stated that no one had been killed, all persons being accounted for. The plant comprised thirty-six buildings, all onestory structures of concrete and wood, within easy distance of each other. Five magazines were scattered among them. On a railroad siding stood six cars loaded with shells for shipment. Front 200,000 to 400,000 shells were destroyed. Trinitroluol was the explosive used. Three magaziznes were…

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