Gas Works Fire at Harrison

Gas Works Fire at Harrison

The Harrison, N. J., Fire Department, under Chief Andrew T. Callahan, had a tenacious fire on its hands recently when the Public Service Company’s huge gas works at Harrison became involved.

Fire started in a seven-story structure in which oil was applied to coke before the coke was charged into the gas producing furnaces. The oil simply overflowed and became ignited. Before the fire was extinguished, it had damaged a 600-foot conveyor shed, the seven story structure and had involved the monitor roof of a 200-foot gas furnace building.

After a hard tight, the Department was able to check the fire at all points. The plant was out of service but a few hours.

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