Flint, MI Gasoline Tank Explosion, Sep 1936

EXPLOSION KILLS TWO, INJURES 10.

GASOLINE TANK BLOWS UP AT FLINT, MICH., SERVICE STATION.

Flint, Mich., Sept. 28 -- (AP) -- At least two persons were killed and 10 injured seriously today by an explosion which demolished the General Tire Company's service station in downtown Flint.
The body of ALBERT W. HATTER, the office manager, was taken from the ruins. Firemen said they saw another body in the debris, but fire that followed the blast prevented them from reaching it or from searching for other possible victims.
Hospital attendants said two of the injured might die.
Firemen said they believed an underground gasoline tank may have been ignited by a spark from a retreading machine in the basement.
At least 18 persons were in the building when the explosion occurred, some of them salesmen attending a meeting in the offices. Two of the employes were women. Some of the injured were drivers of automobiles which had stopped for service.
Passersby helped firemen carry the injured from the wreckage.

Miami Daily News-Herald Oklahoma 1936-09-28