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ALL-DAY FIRE DESTROYS GREASE FACTORY NEAR PITTSBURGH, PA.

Issue 12 and Volume 82.

ALL-DAY FIRE DESTROYS GREASE FACTORY NEAR PITTSBURGH, PA. Pennsylvania Trains Sent Through Cut-Off to Avert Danger of Expolding Grease Cans— Calls for Help Sent to Nearby Towns FIRE which broke out from some unknown cause in the grease plant of the W. C. Hardesty Company and Falk and Company at Rosslvn Station, eight miles west of Pittsburgh, Pa., swept through the plant which covers ten acres. The loss was estimated at over $500,000. Flames quickly spread beyond the control of the volunteer firemen and raged virtually unchecked for hours until every building in the large plant was leveled to the foundation and there was practically nothing else for the flames to feed upon. The fire broke out in the still house of the plant about 1:30 A. M. and the alarm was sounded by the night watchman, who, with three other employes, were the only ones in the plant at…

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