Chief Chris Noll Stunned by Tank Blast Chief Chris W. Noll, head of the fire department in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., was hurled about thirty feet when some acetylene tanks exploded during a fire in two abandoned passenger coaches of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Co. Although he was not seriously hurt by the flying metal, he was stunned by the explosion. None of the firemen were injured although many complained of ringing in the ears. It is believed that the fire was started by boys playing in the storage shed. The shed was wrecked by the blast.