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SIX ALARM FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH ABANDONED PLANTS IN PITTSBURGH

Issue 7 and Volume 90.

SIX ALARM FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH ABANDONED PLANTS IN PITTSBURGH First-Alarm Companies Find Hottest Fire in Their Experience — Firemen Severely Hurt When Caught by Falling Wall A ROARING six-alarm fire, fanned by a strong south-east wind that carried showers of sparks and burning fire brands for many blocks, swept quickly through the large block bounded by South Seventeenth and South Eighteenth Streets, Merrimans Way and the Monongahela River front in the large South Side manufacturing and warehouse district on Wednesday night. May 19. The abandoned plants of the Keystone Lumber Company and Factory “K” of the United States Glass Company were destroyed together with three dwelling houses in Merriman’s Way. Scores were forced from their homes. The spectacular fire, seen for miles attracted thousands of spectators who watched the fire from automobiles along the Boulevard of the Allies on the Bluff across the Monongahela River and from the high hilltops…

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