Glenville, CT Woolen Mills Fire, Jan 1900


Connecticut Factory Damaged on Account of Lack of Water.

Special to The New York Times.

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 28--Fire in the Hawthorne Woolen Mills at Glenville, one of the mills in the American Felt Company's trust, did $5000 damage to-day. Oily waste caused a spontaneous combustion in the stock room, and the flames burned through the ceiling to the weaving room above.

When the flames were discovered first it was found that the storage reservoir generally reserved for fire purposes was empty, and it became necessary to first start the water wheel to force the water into the tank, and then to start the engine to pump it into the building.

The floors were flooded to a depth of six inches before the fire was subdued.

The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jan 1900