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EXPOSURES GIVE FIRE FIGHTERS A DIFFICULT TASK AT LAWRENCE

Issue 1 and Volume 105.

EXPOSURES GIVE FIRE FIGHTERS A DIFFICULT TASK AT LAWRENCE Wind Drives Flames from Burning Elevator Against Tenement Buildings TWENTY-ONE persons were made homeless, fourteen firemen were injured, one requiring hospitalization, when fire destroyed the 50-year-old John Shea Co. warehouse and a four-story duplex dwelling and gutted another three-tenement building in Lawrence, Mass., on November 6th, last. Property damage was in excess of $100,000 and at one time the entire residential section of the city was threatened. The fire started from an unknown cause shortly after 9:00 A.M. in hardwood sawdust stored on all three floors of the old, combustible warehouse. It was first noticed by employes who ran to the office of the president of the company, whereupon an alarm was sounded. By the time the men attempted to return to the warehouse, the heat was so intense they were unable to do so. The Fire Department received the first…

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