Leadership

Fire Strikes Twice in Same Section

Issue 4 and Volume 93.

Fire Strikes Twice in Same Section Fire, which gutted two buildings of the vacant Adams Manufacturing Company on Wharf Street, Shelton, Conn., last year, struck the third remaining structure on February 24, sweeping through the first and fifth floors causing damage estimated at $25,000. The Adams Manufacturing Company closed down three years ago, shortly after the RFC took over the plant. It was once one of the largest factories in the lower Naugatuck Valley and employed hundreds of men in boom times. Fire Chief Victor Cramer said the origin of the blaze, like that of the previous conflagration, was unknown, but State Police were immediately called in to make an investigation. The fire started at the bottom of the first floor stairway and mushroomed up to the top floor of the five-story building, destroying both floors, the stairway, an elevator shaft, the roof, and a large water tower. The first…

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