Vent-A-Hood Plant Loss $430,000

Issue 10 and Volume 105.

Vent-A-Hood Plant Loss $430,000 On August 5 a three-alarm blaze broke out in the shipping department of the Venta-Hood Co., on Plantation Rd., causing one of the largest losses of the year. The plant had been shut down for the but there were members of the firm still in the building when an employee of a nearby concern saw flames about 5:15 P.M. and sounded an alarm. The two men attempted to fight the fire with portable extinguishers before firemen arrived, but it got out of hand and raged rapidly through the large one-story structure. Three alarms were sounded, bringing a large force of fire fighters to the scene, but despite their efforts the building and contents suffered heavy loss. No injuries to firemen were reported, although many took punishment from the heavy smoke.

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