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Fanning the Flames

When a chemical plant in Chicago, Ill., caught fire, it burned ferociously. Firefighters put out multiple alarms to bring in more equipment and more than 150 personnel to fight the blaze; it took three hours to get it under control, and most of the night to mop up hot spots. “There was a lot of fire when the companies first arrived on the scene,” said First Deputy Fire Commissioner Charles Stewart, “which is the reason the alarms were escalated as quickly they were.” The roof collapsed, and the building suffered extensive damage. Fire officials didn’t name the company, but did say what they make: chemicals for fire extinguishers. (RC/Chicago Tribune) ...Yeah, naming the company could be considered slander.
Original Publication Date: 22 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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