Leadership

Oakland Firemen Rescue Many

Issue 1 and Volume 105.

Oakland Firemen Rescue Many Thrilling rescues of panic-stricken and hysterical men, women and children, trapped by a five-alarm fire in a sixstory apartment building, were made September 24 by Oakland, Calif., firemen. One woman was burned to death and six persons hospitalized, while many suffered from shock as a result of the fire. Only prompt action of fire fighters in raising ladders to windows saved many from leaping to their deaths. All exits from the six-story brick apartment building at 12th and Grove streets were blocked by heavy smoke and flames. The first alarm for the fire was turned in at 6:07 P.M., and followed by seven minutes a false alarm of fire from a box only six blocks away. That arson might have been the cause was investigated by Fire Marshal Janies M. Sweeney, Jr., who later reported a cigarette dropped carelessly in the lobby may have been the…

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