Olean Milling Plant Destroyed

Issue 2 and Volume 107.

Olean Milling Plant Destroyed A raging fire razed the three-story frame plant of the Acme Milling Co., in North Olean, N. Y., within three hours with loss that may reach $150,000 on Nov. 11 last. Also badly damaged was the adjacent two-story brick office building. Olean Fire Chief Frank W. Savage reported that indications showed the fire originated in an elevator, which was moving grain into a third-floor bin and which became clogged, causing its motor to overheat. With the lift shaft clear above, the flames quickly roared into the upper floors. Chief Savage called out off-duty personnel to augment the regular complement of manpower and apparatus and requested the Allegany Volunteer Fire Department to locate one of its units in Olean Fire Headquarters. All 28 members of the Olean Department fought the fire which was declared under control about 4:00 P.M. Six employes of the big plant, at River…

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