10 Firemen Injured at Warehouse Blaze
—Photo by Miss Millie Lois Meets
Ten firemen were injured or suffered from exposure during sub-zero temperatures early this year while fighting a blaze in a four-story warehouse building in Davenport, Ia. The alarm was sounded at 2.34 a.m.
Flames started at the front of the structure and worked toward the rear. Stored furniture and packing boxes furnished combustible material. Snow on nearby roofs prevented sparks from starting new fires. A sixty-year-old watchman is believed burned to death. Damage to the warehouse is estimated at $100,000.