Leadership

TORONTO FIRE DEPARTMENT MAKES GOOD STOP AT LARGE OIL FIRE

Issue 4 and Volume 101.

TORONTO FIRE DEPARTMENT MAKES GOOD STOP AT LARGE OIL FIRE Huge Plant Threatened by Blaze Started by Oil Truck; Severe Weather Adds to Difficulties of Fire Fighters AT five o’clock Wednesday afternoon February 11th, Deputy Chief Albert Steen started for his home in the east end of Toronto, Ont. While driving past the British American Oil Company’s plant on Keating Street, he noticed a group of employees trying to put out a fire on a warehouse loading platform. Ordering his driver to pull a second alarm, the Deputy got out of his car and took over the job of confining the flames to the blazing platform and building. It was six o’clock the following morning before he arrived home, and the fire he had battled all night was still blazing furiously, but under control. The fire started when a fuel oil truck, which had just been gassed up, broke out…

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