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A fireman runs from exploding drums of chemical solvents in the multi-million-dollar fire yesterday at the Ashland Oil Canada plant in York Borough in which one worker was killed and three others probably were. About 100 York and North York firemen braved death for five hours in the searing heat of orange fireballs; topped by a swirling column of blue-black smoke that could be seen in Hamilton. Open in full size

A fireman runs from exploding drums of chemical solvents in the multi-million-dollar fire yesterday at the Ashland Oil Canada plant in York Borough in which one worker was killed and three others probably were. About 100 York and North York firemen braved death for five hours in the searing heat of orange fireballs; topped by a swirling column of blue-black smoke that could be seen in Hamilton.

Picture, 1973, English

A fireman runs from exploding drums of chemical solvents in the multi-million-dollar fire yesterday at the Ashland Oil Canada plant in York Borough in which one worker was killed and three others probably were. About 100 York and North York firemen braved death for five hours in the searing heat of orange fireballs; topped by a swirling column of blue-black smoke that could be seen in Hamilton.

Picture, 1973, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Accidents - Fires - Toronto - Ashland Oil Company; May 14; 1973

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0000576f