Fire at New Kensington: Early Morning Blaze Destroys Grandstand and Mutual Plant-Meeting Postponed, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-16


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FIRE AT NEW KENSINGTON Early Morning Blaze Destroys Grandstand and Mutuel Plant Meeting Postponed. NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., September 15. A fire of unknown origin which swept the Fair Grounds about 2 a. m. completely destroyed the grandstand and mutuel plant or the Allegheny Fair arid Racing Association at New Kensington this morning. Fortunately none of the horses suffered, as the stables are located at some distance from the stand. However, all the jockeys riding paraphernalia and the colors of the various owners which had been placed in the mutuel plant for safe keeping were completely destroyed. Evidently the conflagation had been well under way before it was noticed by some of the stable help and it was then utterly impossible to save the structure. All that was saved from the wreckage was twelve mutuel machines, which those first on the scene had the presence of mind to tear down. As a result the racing at this point has been indefinitely suspended and the directors of the Allegheny Fair and Racing Association will meet this afternoon to make arrangements for the resumption of the meeting at the earliest possible date.

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