Fernie Shell Warehouse Fire: 0050.0533


            The Shell Oil company’s warehouse at Fernie, which was burned Tuesday evening of last week is thought to have been set on fire.  On two occasions during the past two months attempts have been made by someone to burn the building by a lighted candle.  In each of these cases the candle had gone out before igniting the warehouse.

            The loss of warehouse and stock amounts to about $3500, which is covered by insurance.  Situated about 25 feet away from the burning warehouse was the 25,000-gallon tank of the company, which was about two-thirds full.

            Snow on the roof of the warehouse, and a favorable wind, enabled the fire brigade to save all other adjoining structures.  In the warehouse was a stock of gasoline and kerosene in tins, and many barrels of oil.  Warehouse and stock are a total loss.

0050.0533: Fernie Shell Warehouse Fire

Shell Oil company's warehouse in Fernie is thought to have been set on fire.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 3, 1931
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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