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FALLING WALLS WRECK APPARATUS AT ROCHESTER WAREHOUSE FIRE

Issue 8 and Volume 102.

FALLING WALLS WRECK APPARATUS AT ROCHESTER WAREHOUSE FIRE Twenty-One Firemen Are Casualties in NightLong Fight to Prevent Conflagration A STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: This account of the spectacular Commercial and Verona Streets fire in Rochester is largely based upon detailed information furnished by Fire Engineering’s correspondent T. Murray Lind, of Rochester, who was on the scene with his camera during the thick of the struggle. Additional information was provided by another of this journal’s contributors, T. McCarthy, also of Rochester, and other faithful readers. To them the editors express grateful appreciation. AT least 21 members of the Rochester, N. Y., Fire Department, and Protectives, were injured or overcome by smoke, and over $250,000 property damage done as a result of a night-long fire which destroyed a four-story brick industrial building at Commercial and Verona streets, Rochester, on June 20, 1949. The 70-year-old structure was occupied by the Rochester Surplus Merchandise…

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