10 Firemen Injured at Warehouse Blaze

10 Firemen Injured at Warehouse Blaze

The Ice-Coated Warehouse During the Fire This photograph was taken ten hours after the first alarm was sounded and shows firemen still on the scene.

—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.

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