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A column of smoke; visible over a large area of Metro; rises from the flaming ruins of the Ashland Oil Co. plant on Fairbank Ave. in york borough early this afternoon. Three persons wee feared dead and at least 15 injured and firemen evacuated factories in a two-block area because of fears of a major explosion. In the early stages of the fire; spectators heard a continual barrage of blasts inside the building. About 1;000 people were taken out of the area. Open in full size

A column of smoke; visible over a large area of Metro; rises from the flaming ruins of the Ashland Oil Co. plant on Fairbank Ave. in york borough early this afternoon. Three persons wee feared dead and at least 15 injured and firemen evacuated factories in a two-block area because of fears of a major explosion. In the early stages of the fire; spectators heard a continual barrage of blasts inside the building. About 1;000 people were taken out of the area.

Picture, 1973, English

A column of smoke; visible over a large area of Metro; rises from the flaming ruins of the Ashland Oil Co. plant on Fairbank Ave. in york borough early this afternoon. Three persons wee feared dead and at least 15 injured and firemen evacuated factories in a two-block area because of fears of a major explosion. In the early stages of the fire; spectators heard a continual barrage of blasts inside the building. About 1;000 people were taken out of the area.

Picture, 1973, English

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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_0000577f