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ROBERTS FILTER PLANT DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE AT DARBY

Issue 1 and Volume 80.

ROBERTS FILTER PLANT DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE AT DARBY Cold Hampered Firemen in Work— Seventy People Made Homeless—Assistance Rushed from Nearby Towns FIRE destroyed the plant of the Roberts Filter Manufacturing Company, early on December 19, in Darby. Pa. The chilly blasts hampered the firemen in their work and twentyfive firemen were overcome and injured while the flames communicated from the plant to a row of houses nearby. The factory building was three hundred feet long and fifty feet wide, constructed of brick and frame with one partition wall. Fire was discovered by one of the residents in the nearby homes, and the alarm was turned in at 6 :20 a. m. The department responded under the command of Chief Jack Mabus of Darby and assistance was rushed from Clifton Heights, Landsdowne, and from the Fifth District of Delaware County which includes Colwyn. When the apparatus arrived, smoke was…

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