Rubber Fumes Create Hazard

Rubber Fumes Create Hazard

Fumes from rubber supplies and chemicals created special hazards in a recent San Francisco fire when flames attacked the metal name-plate factory of the Irving & Jachens Company, 1068 Mission Street, adjoining the main Post Office building.

Firemen who responded to a box alarm, vicinity box alarm and a second alarm, donned gas masks to enter the basement after two workers trapped there momentarily had been rescued.

One of the two told firemen that he was dragging a can of paint thinner across the basement floor when it exploded, probably ignited by a friction spark.

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