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Cleveland Fire Department Reports on East Ohio Gas Disaster

Issue 12 and Volume 97.

Cleveland Fire Department Reports on East Ohio Gas Disaster Supplemental Revised Information on Causes, Losses and Fire Department Operations THE task of totaling up the losses in dead, injured and property in Cleveland’s East Ohio Gas Company tragedy is about completed and little remains to complete the history of the unusual disaster but the final formal reports of the numerous investigating agencies.* The first such report—and the one in which readers of FIRE ENGINEERING will no doubt be most interested, is that of the Cleveland Fire Department made through its Bureau of Fire Education, Emmet H. Byrne, Battalion Chief, Commanding. Chief Byrne’s report is published almost in its entirety, even though it reiterates certain particulars in our initial account of the disaster.** Initial Fire Department Operations Report from Captain A. Balder of Engine Co. No 19 who was on duty in quarters about A mile in a Southwesterly direction from…

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