Leadership

Eight Die in N. Y. Tenement Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

Eight Die in N. Y. Tenement Fire More than thirty pieces of apparatus called by three alarms responded to fight a fire in a five-story old-law tenement in the east side of New York City, which claimed the lives of five children and three adults. Firemen handicapped by bitterly cold weather, worked for two hours before the fire was considered under control. Fire Marshal Thomas P. Brophy believes that the fire was caused by an overheated flue. Those who escaped from this fire owe their lives to a terrier which awakened the occupants by barking and then lost its life in the fire. Flames spread from the basement to the stairway in the center of the building, ascended to upoer floors, and mushroomed out. After the third alarm. Chief J. J. McElligott responded and took charge of the fire-fighting force.

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