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Delayed Alarm, Lack of Water Are Factors in Egg Plant Fire

Issue 7 and Volume 134.

Delayed Alarm, Lack of Water Are Factors in Egg Plant Fire FEATURES Photo by Gerri Finner An attempt by employees to extinguish a small fire before notifying the fire department plus the lack of sufficient water pressure resulted in a major blaze which destroyed the second floor of an egg processing plant in East Windsor Township, N.J. The Agway Company building is a 250 X 150-foot, two-story, brick and wood frame structure used as a wholesale egg distribution facility. It is built on a slight hill, which allows for ground access to the second story on the south side of the building. The first floor of the building is used to grade and store eggs. The second floor houses the offices and is also used to store cardboard and plastic packaging materials for the eggs. On a warm sunny day April 8, 1980, two overhead doors on the south side…

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