4-Alarm Fire Strikes Philadelphia
A four-story upholstery plant located in the insurance section of Philadelphia. Pa., was destroyed in a four-alarm fire which attracted a large crowd of homeward-bound office workers. Sparks ignited the roofs of two nearby buildings.
Flames were fed by drums of lacquer. Fire was discovered by a dog at 6:30 p.m. With the arrival of the first fire company, the other three alarms were turned in in rapid succession.