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Fire in Flimsy Bunk House Causes Loss of Life

Issue 12 and Volume 72.

Fire in Flimsy Bunk House Causes Loss of Life Pittsburgh Railroad Bunkhouse, Commissary and Storeroom Destroyed, with Seven Killed and Ten Injured—Fire Burns Some Time Before Alarm Is Given—Burnings of the Week Fatal Fire in Railroad Plant at Pittsburgh A fire resulting in the death of seven persons and injury of ten occurred on September 3 in the yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Pittsburgh, Pa., the commissary, storage and bunkhouse of the railroad being destroyed. While the origin of the fire is in doubt, it is thought that it originated in some greasy waste in the building. According to a report received from Third District Chief Frank Loxterman of the fire department, the bunkhouse was 70 x 100 feet and the storage plant 70 x 100 feet, two stories in height, of steel, wood and corrugated iron cona.m., according to Chief Loxterman, and had been burning some time when…

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