1898. Kynocks Fire


 

Coastguard Station Arklow, Co.Wicklow. 1st.December 1898.


Sir,

In correspondence with your telegram to hand this day I beg to state that the fire at Messrs. Kynocks Chemical Works had no effect on this Station..



I am, Your obedient servant, P.Barrett. Chief Officer.



To J. Millward Esq. Surveyor Office of Dublin Works, Dublin.

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Reference: 2066. 2/3/98.

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Newspaper Report.

Coastguard Station Arklow, Co.Wicklow. 1st.December 1898.

Fire at Chemical Works, Arklow. Co.Wicklow.

A large fire had just occurred at the Chemical Works ( producing War materials) very adjacent to Station.

"As the fire progressed and the dull thuds of explosions were heard, and lurid flames with immense volumes of smoke shot skywards, The steam alarm whistle in the Works was kept going and a large crowd gathered rapidly. Considerable alarm was felt by the townspeople."


See also: Kynocks fire Report


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