Leadership

Six Die as Fire Guts Home

Issue 1 and Volume 97.

Six Die as Fire Guts Home On Monday evening, November 15, 1943, a little over a month after the close of Fire Prevention Week, a tragic fire snuffed out the lives of a woman, her three sons and two nieces and gutted their home. The structure was an old story-and-ahalf frame dwelling located at the rear of 402 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, N. J., and burned unnoticed for a considerable time, screened from view of passersby on the street. This factor accounts for the complete gutting of the building and the inability of firemen to effect a rescue. The alarm, by telephone, was received at fire headquarters at 8:49 p.m. Engine Co. 18 and Truck Co. 10 located two blocks away responded. An attempt was made to enter the burning building but smoke and flame drove back the firemen. Rescue by ladder through a small second story window was also…

Subscribe to unlock this content

Subscribe Now