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ELEVEN DEPARTMENTS UNITE TO FIGHT CHEMICAL PLANT FIRE

Issue 8 and Volume 83.

ELEVEN DEPARTMENTS UNITE TO FIGHT CHEMICAL PLANT FIRE Chief Philip E. Ham of Everett, Mass., Disabled by Fumes — The Firemen Were Directed by Chief Daniel F. Sennott of Boston DURING a northwesterly gale the plant of the Merrimac Chemical Company in Everett, Mass., was the scene of a spectacular and disastrous fire which destroyed the entire group of buildings lying east of the Boston and Maine Railroad tracks. The tire occurred shortly after 1 a. m. on March 14. Damage was estimated at upwards of $500,000. Workmen had been using acetylene torches to demolish a portion of one building which was to be replaced and it is believed some woodwork may have been ignited and smouldered for hours before breaking into a blaze. The first alarm was received at Everett fire headquarters from a box in the yard of the chemical company at 1:11 a. m. Two pumping engines,…

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