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Foam Extinguishes Severe Oil Plant Fire

Issue 11 and Volume 83.

Foam Extinguishes Severe Oil Plant Fire Powder Rushed from Nearby Refineries and from Foam Powder Manufacturers—New York City Sent Three Fireboats to Help WHAT is believed to be the worst fire in Bayonne, N. J., within the last nine years, started when a motor tanker backfired at 10:20 a. m., May 8, after taking on board 800 gallons of gasoline at Pier 1 of the Gulf Refining Company at Bayonne. The boat was backing into the Kill van Kull when the incident happened. An explosion occurred and the fire spread to the pier and ran from pool to pool of oil until it reached one hundred drums of high test gasoline. One by one the drums exploded and the gasoline was scattered in all directions. All of this happened in a short space of time, for when the boat caught on fire, a tug fastened lines to it, and within…

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