Attempts to Burn Pittsburgh Bridges

Attempts to Burn Pittsburgh Bridges

According to Thomas F. Pfarr, fire marshal of Pittsburgh, Pa., an attempt was made to burn the Seventh and Ninth Street bridges across the Allegheny River on July 23. Shortly before noon of that day both bridges were discovered on fire near the north shore. Still alarms were sent to nearby fire companies and the flames extinguished without much damage. A little later fire again broke out, this time on the centre span of the Ninth Street bridge. It too was extinguished with slight damage. These fires following closely on the burning of the Thirtieth Street bridge, Fire Marshal Pfarr and his assistants believe that incendiaries were operating.

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