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FAST ATTACK NIPS SUSPICIOUS WORCESTER TENEMENT FIRE

Issue 7 and Volume 104.

FAST ATTACK NIPS SUSPICIOUS WORCESTER TENEMENT FIRE Dramatic, Action-Packed Fifteen-Minute Battle Told in Dramatic Pictures As this is written, fire and police officials of Worcester, Mass., are still searching for a firebug who is believed to have set a number of fires in the large, frame multiple tenements typical of many New England cities. Of these fires, the one pictured herein proved most threatening and, thanks to the appearance of photographer Thomas C. Phillips on the scene with his action camera, the “case history” of this graphic struggle has been recorded for Fire Engineering’s readers. The fire, which occurred June 1, 1951, involved three wooden buildings, one a 3-decker tenement and two cottages. The first alarm, a “still”, was received by the fire department at 10:34 P.M. This was followed by a box alarm one minute later. The structures involved are located at 15 Winfield street and 38 Mason street,…

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