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FATAL FIRE IN THE CAMDEN ARMORY

Issue 13 and Volume 39.

FATAL FIRE IN THE CAMDEN ARMORY Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The fatal fire which destroyed the old armory building at Camden, N. J., and caused the loss of three firemen, is put down as mysterious in its origin. It is to be regretted that such a poor building should be the means of killing such valuable men; but the life of a fireman is at best very precarious, and he knows not what may happen after the sound of each alarm. The names of the heroes who went down with the armory are: William B. Jobes, fireman of engine company No. I. George W. Shields, fireman of truck company No. 2. William Hillman, fireman of truckcompany No. 2. Their portraits are shown in the illustration acompanying, which appears through the courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is the first tire at which fatalities have occurred since the…

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