UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
UNITED STATES BUREAU OF PRISONS
FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC.
March 5, 1947
To: The Warden, United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz, Calif.
Subject: Fire in the Laundry
About 100 blankets were destroyed, or partly destroyed in the fire that broke out last night in the laundry. The blankets came from the Water Division, Fort Mason, California.
It is almost certain that the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion. The blankets were taken out of the dry tumblers at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
Every possible precaution will be exercised to avoid a recurrence of this kind.
FEDERAL PRISONS INDUSTRIES, INC.
By: C.J. Manning,
United States Penitentiary,
TO: J.A. Johnston, Warden
RE: FIRE IN WORK AREA (LAUNDRY DEPT.) THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1947.
Names of Employees who participated in extinguishing Fire:
P.R. Bergen, CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR
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