The World’s Longest Fire Run

Issue 7 and Volume 81.

The World’s Longest Fire Run Government Sends Mine-Rescue Car on 1,666-Mile Journey to Canada Mine—First International Expedition of Kind UNIQUE in the annals of international humanitarian activities was the recent dispatch of a United States Bureau of Mines rescue car and crew for the purpose of giving aid in controlling the disastrous fire in the great Hollinger gold mine, at Timmins, Ontario, hundreds of miles to the north of the Canadian border line. Responding to telegraphic messages received late in the afternoon of February 10, a Bureau of Mines rescue car, stationed in a remote Pennsylvania coal-mining town, where the lack of adequate communication facilities consumed hours of precious time, was started on its long journey from Pittsburgh at 9.14 on the morning of February 11, arriving at the Hollinger mine at 6.20 on the morning of February 12. Running with special locomotives provided for every mile of the long…

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