Allied Paint Co.

West Third Street

November 24,1974 11:35 AM

Two Warehouses used to store paint thinners, aerosol cans and other flammable liquids were
completely involved when the first engine arrived on the scene. There were also roof fires on
west Second street and also on Valley Forge rd. Aerosol cans and 55 gallon drums were flying
through the air and landed as far as a block and a half away. Two Fairmount trucks were damaged
with one pumper having to be repainted. About 100 firefighters from eight fire companies bought
the fire under control at 12:15 and area residents who had been evacuated returned to their homes
by 4:45 P.M. Damage was estimated to be $350.000