Leadership

$100,000 Fire Destroys Forty New Cars

Issue 11 and Volume 95.

$100,000 Fire Destroys Forty New Cars Fed by exploding gasoline tanks, fire destroyed a huge warehouse in Rochester, N. Y., containing 150 new 1942 “frozen” Chevrolet autos, completely equipped. Damage was estimated at upwards of $100,000, with forty of the new cars destroyed and 110 badly damaged. They were owned by the Heinrich Motors, Inc. Starting shortly before 9 a.m. on October 1, the fire was one of the most spectacular in the northwest section of the city for many years. A heavy, black column of smoke from burning rubber and oil spiraled skyward, then spread over the area. Auto gasoline tanks and oil drums exploded with the rapidity of fast-firing field artillery. A 3-3 alarm brought eleven fire companies. protectives, two ambulances and three battalion chiefs under Acting Chief William E. J. O’Leary to the blaze. The fire was discovered by an employee shortly after he reported for work.…

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