San Antonio, TX Alamo Oil and Refining Co Plant Fire, Nov 1912

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FIRE DESTROYS OIL MILL AT SAN ANTONIO

LOSS IS PLACED AT $250,000 OR MORE

Large Quantity of Cotton Seed and Oil Is Included in Loss to Alamo Plant.

Special to The New.

San Antonio, Tex., Nov.15.---Fire to-night destroyed the Alamo Oil and Refining Company's plant. The loss is estimated at between $250,000 and $300,000. The oil mill was one of he largest in the State. T. A. Coleman was president and C. H. Bencini of Fort Worth, vice president. The origin of the fire was not ascertained. The fire being about 8 o'clock and despite all efforts of firemen it was impossible to stop the spread of the flames, and the entire plant was destroyed. With the plant burned a great quantity of cotton seed and oil. For a time many other buildings in that immediate neighborhood were threatened.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 16 Nov 1912