Leadership

CHEMICALS CAUSE SECOND FIRE AFTER FIRST IS UNDER CONTROL

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

CHEMICALS CAUSE SECOND FIRE AFTER FIRST IS UNDER CONTROL Explosion Throws Blazing Drums in All Directions, Spreading the Blaze—Second Blast, from Benzol Fumes, Again Starts Fire EXPLOSIONS of chemicals caused a fire in Newark to ignite twice in the same building, the second time after it was apparently under control and all but a couple of engines had been returned to quarters. The blaze was in the Miner-Edwards Alcohol Products Company, in Blanchard Street, near the Passaic River front, on March 5th, and originated on the second floor of the company’s compound building, from an unknown cause, at 6 a. m. The fire was followed almost immediately by a severe explosion, which ripped away a section of the roof and hurled the burning drums entirely over the four-story building of the Eagle-Pitcher Lead Company, seventy-five feet away from the burning structure, the force of the explosion being apparently entirely upward,…

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