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Explosion in Tar Tanks Spreads Asphalt Works Fire

Issue 15 and Volume 68.

Explosion in Tar Tanks Spreads Asphalt Works Fire Barber Asphalt Paving Company’s Plant Destroyed at Maurer, N. J.—Blazing Tar Thrown Over Works— Million Dollar New Orleans Blaze—Fires of Week The illustration on the cover of this week’s issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is a graphic presentation of a recent fire which caused the Perth Amboy fire department to call for assistance from Woodbridge, Rahway, Elizabeth and Fords and the New York department, and which practically destroyed the six-acre plant of the Barber Asphalt Paving Company at Maurer, N. J. The fire started shortly after midnight and it was well on in the afternoon of the following day before the blaze in the Barber plant had virtually burned out. The fire boats, William J. Gaynor of the New York department, and Socony of the Standard Oil Company kept their streams playing on the piers of the asphalt company, thus preventing…

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