Blaze Creates Own FP Story for Newspaper
Instead of fire reporters seeking information about fires, the tables were turned during Fire Prevention Week in Bridgeport, Conn., when firefighters in that city sped to the four-story plant of the Post-Telegram on October 12.
An accumulation of soot and newspaper ink had ignited in a vent, which leads to the roof from the second floor stereotyping department, causing heavy smoke atop the building. A passerby first noticed the smoke belching forth and sounded an alarm from a nearby street box. Damage was slight.
One rookie firefighter walked into the editorial rooms after the fire and was heard to remark: “So this is where they write all the nice things about us!”