1983-11-13: Three Alarm Explosion and Fire at Polycast (69 Southfield Avenue)

Early on the morning of November 13, 1983, a three-alarm explosion and fire occurred at the Polycast Chemical Plant on Southfield Avenue. The fire took 48 firefighters and more than ninety minutes to bring the fire under control and caused the evacuation of nearby neighborhoods. One employee and six Stamford [...]

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1984-06-07: Off-loading of Tractor Trailer at Clairol Building on Harbor View Ave Causes Fire and Explosions

A Forklift punctured an aerosol can which leaked and quickly found an ignition source, sparking a chain reaction of explosions and fire inside the tractor trailer parked at the Clairol building on Harbor View Avenue. The forklift operator suffered minor injuries, but the trailer was completely destroyed.

By |2021-05-03T21:10:18+00:00April 3, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Hazardous Materials Incident, Timeline, Vehicle Fires|Comments Off on 1984-06-07: Off-loading of Tractor Trailer at Clairol Building on Harbor View Ave Causes Fire and Explosions
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