Boys Start Four-Alarm Fire

Issue 6 and Volume 109.

Boys Start Four-Alarm Fire The City of Sacramento, Calif., had its first four alarm fire in 27 years on April 22, when five boys were playing on the second floor of the new Midtown Building now under construction. As darkness came they made a torch out of a beer can, rope, and gasoline used in construction equipment. One can was kicked over and fire ignited cardboard boxes which the boys were using in playing fort. The youngsters tried to put out the fire but it was soon too big for them. Becoming scared, they hurried down the scaffold and ran up the alley in the rear of the building. The new structure covers a quarter of a block at 21st & O Streets on a site from which many older two and three-story frame apartments are being removed from time to time, to be replaced by office buildings. The first…

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