Tipple Fire, 1948


The McIntyre tipple fire began in the morning of September 12, 1948, and caused about $250,000 in damage. The fire happened while workmen were welding and repairing the flight conveyor in the tipple. A spark from a welding torch came into contact with equipment and started the blaze which spread rapidly.



 

 

 

 

Photo: courtesy Indiana Gazette, Indiana Pennsylvania.

 

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