Four Canadian Firemen Die in Suspicious Fire

Issue 6 and Volume 104.

Four Canadian Firemen Die in Suspicious Fire Four firemen, three of them members of the Peterboro, Ontario, Fire Department, and the other a volunteer who was attempting to help, met death on May 19, last, during a fire which climaxed a series of unprecedented blazes in the neighborhood, most of them of suspicious origin. The catastrophe struck while Ontario fire investigators were in Peterboro where they had been probing the other blazes. It was the most destructive of seven major outbreaks in less than a week. The four fire fighters were trapped in the ruins of the collapsed upper two floors of a large four-story building in downtown Peterboro that housed modern stores on the main floor, offices above, and apartments in the top portion. The building was D-shaped, facing on two streets. It half surrounded another four-story brick joist structure on the corner and was separated from it by…

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