Leadership

SAVE HAZARDOUS BUSINESS BLOCK IN HIGH VALUE DISTRICT FIRE

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

SAVE HAZARDOUS BUSINESS BLOCK IN HIGH VALUE DISTRICT FIRE Pittsburgh Firemen Have Big Battle in Down Town Blaze— Top Floors of Building Wrecked AN ENTIRE city block, one of the most hazardous in the downtown business district of Pittsburgh, Pa., was threatened with destruction recently when flames starting from an explosion of some undetermined cause swept the top floors and roof of the three-story brick business block located at Diamond Street and Masters Way causing heavy damage to the building and contents from fire, smoke and water. A police lieutenant who was standing a short block from the fire, heard an explosion about 9:50 o’clock, and sent in an alarm from Station 54 half a block from the burning building which reached the department at 9:55 a. m. This alarm was quickly followed by the second at 9:59 and the third at 10:03, bringing twelve engine companies, three truck companies…

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