Danger to Residents Over Mine Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 69.

Danger to Residents Over Mine Fire A fire apparently in the old workings of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad has been burning since January 3. The fire was discovered on this date, when huge clouds of smoke began to appear through the air shafts of the Continental mine. It is thought that this fire might have extended from a blaze which has been raging for years in another part of the Continental mine. The new fire seems to be in the central workings and it is believed that there are now two mammoth fires instead of one and that the flames are spreading over an underground area of approximately fifty acres. It is feared that should there be any surface settlings the lives of residents of lower West Scranton might be endangered from gas, sulphur and black damp fumes creeping up into their homes.

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