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View of the Area After the Malton Gas Fire, 1969
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Title: View of the Area After the Malton Gas Fire, 1969
Identifier: MI0168
Date of Original Photo: 1969
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Fires -- Ontario -- Malton (Mississauga)
Donor: Arthur P. Kennedy
Location: Airport and Derry Roads, Conc 6 EHS, Lot 11

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Description: On October 25, 1969, a faulty pipe in a gas line beneath the junction of Airport and Derry Roads in Malton exploded, causing a huge fire at the four corners. One person, Jean Perigo, a long-time Malton resident, was killed and about twenty others were injured. The fire was so hot that firefighters were unable to get near the fire. Nine stores and several houses and cars were destroyed in the fire. The fire covered an area of the Four Corners of Malton west of Airport Road and north and south of Derry Road. The natural gas pipeline which exploded was "a dead-end trunk", according to an inspector from the Fire Marshall's office, and should not have had gas in it. Original slide at Museums of Mississauga. Description as of January 2013.
Agency: Mississauga Library System