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This Week In History: 10 - 16 September

Mirrorpix Logo By Mirrorpix of Mirrorpix | Slide 4 of 26: When an epic inferno broke out at the Regent Oil Company fuel plant in 1951, two workers lost their lives in the blaze and 130 firefighters were injured. The raging fire consumed 14 million gallons of aviation fuel and petrol in 11 containers, and 400 firemen were drafted in to contain the blaze.

10 September 1951: Avonmouth oil fire breaks out

When an epic inferno broke out at the Regent Oil Company fuel plant in 1951, two workers lost their lives in the blaze and 130 firefighters were injured. The raging fire consumed 14 million gallons of aviation fuel and petrol in 11 containers, and 400 firemen were drafted in to contain the blaze.
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