Mutual Aid Functions in Food Plant Fire

Issue 10 and Volume 105.

Mutual Aid Functions in Food Plant Fire In mid-afternoon of Saturday, July 5th, the costliest fire in 25 years jolted the inhabitants and firemen of Fredonia, New York, turning to rubble the, big rambling plant of Buffalo Frosted Foods located on busy Route 20. The plant which is closed at noon, and it was about three o’clock when a gasoline attendant, 500 feet away, discovered flames and smoke belching from the roof just north of the boiler room. Others in the vicinity spotted the fire at about the same time. It is believed by Fire Chief Donald J. Guest that the fire had been burning for an hour before being discovered. As the fire broke through the partially tinned roof, it was visible fifteen miles away. Tin sheathing, which encased the entire structure, apparently confined the fire for some time. The manager of the Red Wing Plant, located forty feet…

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