Atlanta mill fire and helicopter rescue

06/01/1999
Atlanta mill fire and helicopter rescueBY J. DAVID RHODES AND MATT MOSELEYAt 1437 hours on April 12, 1999, the Atlanta (GA) Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at 170 Boulevard, the location of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill. The five-story mill was built in the late1800s and is now the country`s largest historical renovation project. The property is being converted into residential loft apartments.On arrival, units reported a working fire in the cotton mill. Shortly thereafter, firefighters learned that a crane operator was trapped high atop a 225-foot "Hammerhead" tower crane, situated over the fire, being used for mill reconstruction.Assistant Chief Joseph Tolbert, in...

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