Atlanta, GA Chemical Fire, Feb 1958
CHEMICAL BLAZE COVERS ATLANTA WITH SMOKE PALL.
Atlanta (AP) -- A general alarm fire swept a three-story brick building in downtown Atlanta early today and threatened to engulf an entire block before being brought under control.
Flames shot 50 to 60 feet into the air at the height of the blaze and a pall of black smoke enveloped much of the downtown section.
Firemen said flames raced through the Jacobs Sales Co. building, feeding on paint, lacquer and other building materials.
The fire appeared under control and then a series of explosions blew the top off the building. New flames roared high in the sky. But firemen succeeded in keeping the blaze from spreading.
No persons were reported in any of the structures.
Cause of the fire was not determined immediately.
No damage estimate was available.
Robesonian Lumberton North Carolina 1958-02-18