Fuel Tank Explosion Causes Fire

Issue 4 and Volume 97.

Fuel Tank Explosion Causes Fire Explosion of a gasoline fuel tank on a tire retreading machine sent Henry Wake, 45, operator of a garage, to a hospital with severe burns and the resulting fire caused considerable damage to his garage in Potsdam, N. Y., recently. Wake suffered second degree burns about the hands, legs and back and has been in serious condition. Blood transfusions were given to strengthen his resistance. H is mother who lived on a second floor apartment was led to safety. Potsdam volunteer firemen, summoned by two alarms from box 21. battled the stubborn blaze for over two hours in near zero weather. The fire destroyed the rear of the building and also worked in between the wood and tin sheeting, making the work of firemen exceptionally difficult. Only a few of the hundreds of automobile and truck tires in the shop for repairs were damaged. The…

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