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In Years Past

April 11, 2014

In 1914, fire discovered shortly after 12 a.m. the previous morning did about $10,000 damage to the oil refining plant of the Warren Refining Company located between Warren and North Warren. The fire was caused by a still boiling over. The 400 or more barrels of oil caught fire and exploded, scattering fire in all directions. One pipeline about eight inches in diameter carried the flames into the condenser, which caught fire, communicating the blaze to the tall house which was destroyed. The refining company fire department was supplemented by part of the Warren fire department and good work was done keeping the fire from much other inflammable material which was nearby.



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