Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sprinklers Contain Fire At Peerless Plant

On June 28, 1936 in the morning as church services were about to begin the fire sirens signaled an alarm of fire. It was quickly realized that the alarm was for the Peerless plant on Lurgan Avenue. A severe storm tore through the area causing the roof of the building to be blown off the building causing bricks and debris to fall into the building in the area of the finishing department. The collapsing brick caused damage to the wiring system starting a fire that tripped the sprinkler system. The ensuing fire was controlled by the sprinklers and extinguished by local firemen. Damages were estimated at $12,000 to $15,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

No comments: