Leadership

NEWPORT CITY HALL BURNS; ONE FIREMAN LOSES LIFE

Issue 17 and Volume 77.

NEWPORT CITY HALL BURNS; ONE FIREMAN LOSES LIFE Oldest Member of Rhode Island Department is Killed by Fall, when Rendered Uneonsriona by Smoke—Fires of the Week ONE member of the Newport, R. I., fire department killed and another very badly injured, some $200,000 of damage to city property and the destruction of many valuable municipal records was the result of a blaze in the city hall in that city in the early hours of March 24. This was the third fire in the city hall in six weeks, and the second within twenty-four hours of the time the last fire occurred. While the fire was of unknown origin, it was suggested that it might have been in- cendiary, and an investigation was begun by the city authorities to determine this fact. The alarm was received at 3:35 a. m., and on the arrival of Acting Chief Joseph E. Lawton, who…

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