Many Die in Quebec School Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

Many Die in Quebec School Fire Seventeen persons died as the result of a fire which destroyed the College of the Sacred Heart for Boys at St. Hyacinthe. Quebec, on January 18. The town of 14,000 persons is thirty-five miles east of Montreal. Many of those rescued were treated for bad cases of frostbite, as the temperature at that time was ten degrees below zero. The Sacred Heart College was housed in a large rambling structure erected in 1900. It houses thirty Brothers and ninety-six students, some of them from the United States. Most of the pupils were in dormitories on the fourth and fifth floors in the right wing of the building, while most of the teaching staff were in the left wing. Fire was discovered at 2 a.m. During the rescue operations, the left wing collapsed and carried many of the occupants who were awaiting rescue, with it.…

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