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NEW HAVEN FIREMEN BATTLE DANCEROUS GASOLINE BLAZE

Issue 12 and Volume 97.

NEW HAVEN FIREMEN BATTLE DANCEROUS GASOLINE BLAZE Fire Department Reports on the N. Y , N. H. & H. Railroad “Cur” Fire ON Saturday, Nov. 18th, 1944, shortly before 9:44 A.M., a freight train hauling cars through the New Haven “Cut” between Chapel and Fair Streets, adjacent to one of the main arteries of the city, in some manner piled up and upset a tank car containing 10,141 gallons of gasoline, rupturing the tank, over which several other freight cars piled and immediately caught fire. This accident occurred in the hightension zone. The wires carried 11,000 volts and were part of the electrified system operating between Cos Cob and New Haven. The crash pulled down the high voltage wires, which ignited the flowing gasoline. An alarm of fire from Box 314, located at Union and Fair Sts. at the south side of the “Cut,” was received at 9:44 A.M., closely…

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