Fire at Waynesburg Steel Plant

Issue 10 and Volume 62.

Fire at Waynesburg Steel Plant A fire of unknown origin, recently, demolished the tin house, the annealing department and the assorting room and partly turned the roof over the hot mills and cold roils departments of the American Steel Company’s plant in Waynesburg, Pa., with a loss estimated at between $100,000 and $125,000. The flames were discovered by a night watchman at two o’clock Sunday morning. The last shift of employees quits at 11 o’clock on Saturday night and the mills are closed down until 11 o’clock Sunday night with no one on the premises but two watchmen. The watchman who discovered the fire immediately summoned the other and the two called the Waynesburg fire department who found the flames in the tin house beyond control and rapidly spreading to the adjacent departments. The firemen succeded in confining the flames to the tin house where they originated. Seven freight cars…

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