Leadership

PITTSBURGH DEPARTMENT KEPT BUSY BY TWO 5-ALARM FIRES

Issue 4 and Volume 87.

PITTSBURGH DEPARTMENT KEPT BUSY BY TWO 5-ALARM FIRES Fires Broke Out During Period of Severe Cold Weather—Blaze in Abandoned Plant Lasts 14 Hours—600 Alarms Sent in During February PITTSBURGH made a bad start for 1934 with a total of 413 alarms for the month of January. This number included five second alarms, one third alarm, one fourth alarm and one fifth alarm. For February there were over 600 alarms, including nine seconds, two thirds, one fourth, and one fifth alarm. The two fifth alarm fires, which took place during the extreme cold weather, developed into very spectacular and dangerous looking fires. The first started on Wednesday morning. January 31, about 6:40 a.m., in a two-story brick and frame planing mill and lumber yard located in a thickly populated business and residential district. Flames quickly spread to adjoining buildings. completely destroying a row of two-story brick dwellings in the rear and…

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