United Tube Fire 1944

United Tube BlazeFrom the Daily Times April 14, 1944
Approximately three hundred war workers were thrown out of work Thursday when a fire leveled the United Tube Corporation’s plant in West Spring Avenue Ellwood City, causing damage estimated by Assistant Fire Chief Arthur Duncan at $150,000 to $175,000.

         Believed to have started in the welding department, the fire spread rapidly and was reportedly beyond control when the fire department arrived. A number of persons were working at the time, but none was hurt.
The building, approximately 300 feet long and 50 feet wide, was leveled and numerous pieces of equipment were rendered utterly useless. Borough firemen were aided by members of the National Tube company plant fire department.

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