Five Aircraft Firms Suffer Fire Damage
Two huge buildings housing five aircraft parts manufacturing concerns were destroyed in Inglewood, Calif., on October 23 when flames raged through them.
Ruined were the Sanford Aircraft Company, Walmore Equipment Corporation, Jet Fitting and Supply Company, Associated Machine Sales and Precision Machine Rebuilders, all housed in the 1000 block of West Manchester Boulevard.
All of Inglewood’s fire equipment and six companies of Los Angeles County Fire Department apparatus, responding on mutual aid, fought the flames
A. A. Cooper, part owner of Jet Fitting, said precision equipment and stock ot the five companies was valued in excess of $500,000. Value of the building was placed at $150,000 by its owner, Spencer Wright.
A trailer park adjoining the building was threatened by flames. Six trailers were pulled to safety, although two of them were slightly scorched.
The flames in the L-shaped one-story building are believed to have started in the Walmore plant section and spread to the Sanford area, covering 45,000 square feet.