Columbia Firemen Called to Blaney

The Columbia fire department yesterday answered a call from Blaney where a lumber fire was in progress at the Blaney Lumber company.

Chief A. McC. Marsh, who went to the scene, said that the fire caught from the boiler room and spread to a saw dust pile, and a building constructed over a 5,000 gallon water tank. It was necessary for the Columbia and Camden fireman, who also sent a truck, to quench this fire to get water to out the larger blazers. Consequently the firemen used hot water to put out the fire.

Hardly had the Columbia trucks returned from Blaney, when Chief Marsh was called to the State hospital where a coal pile had ignited. State hospital crewman were busy removing the two and one-half tons of coal, which had been stored in the silo for about 90 days, last night.

September 7, 1947  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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