Leadership

FATAL FIRE IN PITTSBURGH.

Issue 11 and Volume 22.

FATAL FIRE IN PITTSBURGH. On the evening of August 27, Pittsburgh, Pa. was visited with a destructive fire,in which at least five lives were lost and several men were severely injured. The scene of the disaster was the Edmundson and Perrine building at 635-637 Smithfield street, which was owned and occupied by John Daub, a grocer. The pecuniary loss to him was about $145,000, in addition to $5,000 worth of damage done to the adjacent Seventh Avenue hotel and the adjoining buildings, which were saved only by hard work on the part of the firemen. The loss of life took place two hours after the fire had been rung out. Captain King had been left in chargeof a squad of men to see that no smouldering embers broke out into another blaze. Two of the firemen, Henry Holt, of engine company No. 3, and Ezra Glover, of the same company…

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