Leadership

Fire Razes Auto Plant

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

Fire Razes Auto Plant With the mercury at fourteen below zero, the complete fire fighting force of Woonsocket, R. I., was called into action by a general alarm fire at 1 o’clock on the morning of January 19, when flames engulfed the two-story stone building of the old Hamlet Textile mill for the second time within two months. The section destroyed was occupied on the ground floor by the National Body Works, a firm of second hand auto rebuilders. The 75 autos, destroyed in an early morning blaze on November 14 were still in the building awaiting insurance adjustment. The concern had not operated since. The loss of this fire was set at $30,000, the machines all being destroyed and the lower floor charred. When firemen answered the first alarm for the second blaze, flames were shooting from all windows on both floors. A passing taxi driver spotted the blaze.…

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