Fire at Rapinwax Paper Company


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Fire at Rapinwax Paper Company

At 12:15 p.m. on June 15, 1936, during an intense summer heat wave, the St. Paul Fire Department responded to a call to Rapinwax. Flames broke out in the company's 75 by 280-foot factory, where vats held tow tons of wax. The factory, which was up to three stories tall in places, was engulfed in flames. Black smoke hung over the Frogtown neighborhood.

Date: June 15, 1936

Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society


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