Five Killed by Falling Wall

Issue 5 and Volume 91.

Five Killed by Falling Wall Only Two Left of Company Working at Paterson, N. J., Warehouse Blaze PATERSON, N. J., is still stunned by its loss. Deputy Chief James P. Sweeney is dead. So is Captain John Davenport, and three firemen. They died in action. It was a tragic end. A fire at which they were working was practically out. The men were extinguishing a few small fires that remained and then, without any warning, a brick wall crumbled and the group of men in an alley were showered by falling bricks. The department had been called to fight a fire that had started at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, in the warehouse of and adjoining the Quackenbush Department Store. A special sale was in progress in the store and the place was well filled. The warehouse included a threestory brick structure, which was formerly a church, and a three-story…

Subscribe to unlock this content

Subscribe Now