Five Departments Operate on Canton Fire

Issue 6 and Volume 94.

Five Departments Operate on Canton Fire Fire companies from five towns were called to fight a $500,000 fire in the Plymouth Rubber Company in Canton, Mass. Fire started in the curing room of the key plant from what was believed to have been a static electricity charge. The company’s fire department sought to control the fire, but the creation of gases and fumes necessitated their calling on the Canton Fire Department, under Chief Wm. Curtis, for aid. A second alarm was then sounded, and as the flames got out of control, a general alarm was turned into bring help from Canton’s five neighboring villages of Foxboro, Stoughton, Norwood, Walpole and Sharon. The flames jumped from the key building to the warehouse, but the firemen, through the use of heavy streams, prevented any further spread of the flames. Throughout the battle, there were minor explosions endangering the firemen. The ever-present threat…

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