Leadership

BACK DRAFT INJURES 15 FIREMEN IN SEVERE WASHINGTON, D. C., FIRE

Issue 4 and Volume 80.

BACK DRAFT INJURES 15 FIREMEN IN SEVERE WASHINGTON, D. C., FIRE Four of the Men Were Injured Seriously—Worst Fire in District for Some Time—Business Block Threatened BACK draft at a recent fire in a building occupied by a musical instrument dealer in Washington, D. C., injured fifteen men, four seriously, ami helped to intensify a blaze that resulted in $150.000 damage. Five alarms were sounded calling out twenty-seven fire companies with a force of two hundred men. When the first company arrived, the fire had spread through an elevator shaft and had broken through the roof. The blaze originally was in the rear portion of the cellar, and it is believed to have started from the careless use of matches. Firemen Severely Injured Six firemen of one company who were trying to force their way into the building were blown out the front entrance by a back draft. Following the…

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