Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Large Rooming House

Issue 6 and Volume 95.

Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Large Rooming House A spectacular fire early Sunday morning, March 1st swept througn a large three story brick rooming house in the Shadyside residential section of Pittsburgh, Pa., completely burning it out and spreading to a large private home, which too was badly damaged before the flames were brought under control and extinguished by ten fire companies called on three alarms. The fire, which originated from some unknown cause in the front room of the first floor apartment, from all indications, had a good start, as a result of a delayed alarm, when the first firemen arrived. When Engine Company No. 28 arrived on the scene, in answer to a still alarm at 3:29 A.M., the flames were bursting out of all the windows and doors from the first to the third floors and had already spread across a four foot areaway to the private home. Captain…

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