Two Firemen Killed by Explosion

Issue 7 and Volume 94.

Two Firemen Killed by Explosion Two members of the William Catneron Engine Co. No. 1 of Lewisburg Pa., were killed, and twenty-four other firemen were injured, when an explosion blew the wall out of a building in which they were operating on a fire. The fire started in the shipping room of the C. Dreisbaeh & Son’s Hardware Company. Upon its discovery the three skylights over the room were opened and hole cut in the root of a small two-story section of the warehouse adjoining it. Four hose streams were directed through these openings front the roof of the warehouse. Another hose line was taken through the warehouse to the door of the shipping room but the men were soon driven back from this position by a blast of heat. They closed the lire door before leaving and the fire did not communicate to this part of the building. Two…

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