Port Arthur, TX Tugboat CHIEF Fire, Nov 1936
THREE KILLED IN FIRE ON TUGBOAT.
Port Arthur, Tex., Nov. 21. (AP) -- The death of T. D. LAMBERT, Port Arthur welding foreman, today brought to three the number killed by an oil fire on the tugboat Chief yesterday.
Six others were injured, two critically.
Oil which escaped from a pipeline on the Atlantic Refining company's loading docks to the deck of the little harbor vessel yesterday ignited with a roar and enveloped the boat in flames. Several members of the crew fought to safety through the water covered with blazing oil.
The two victims, trapped below decks, were identified as ROBERT PRONPERRIE, fireman, and PAUL HARRIS, negro cook.
Seriously burned were:
T. D. LAMBERT, 34, of Port Arthur, welding inspector.
JOHNNY MATULLA, 26, of Beaumont.
PERCY SNYDER, 50, of Beaumont.
DALLAS BUBOSE, 36, of Beaumont.
L.C. JOHNSON, 36, of Beaumont.
ERNEST WASHBURN, of Beaumont.
HASSEL BRAGG, of Beaumont.
Clovis New Mexico Evening News Journal 1936-11-21