Chief Burns, Tyler, Dead

Chief Burns, Tyler, Dead

M. P. Burns, Chief of the Tyler, Tex., Fire Department since 1921 and a member of the department for thirty years, died following a two-week’s siege of broncho-pneumonia.

All chiefs of nearby cities attended the funeral and there were floral pieces from a large number of fire officials and equipment manufacturers.

He joined the department on April 23, 1908, and was made Assistant Chief on September 1, 1911. Upon the retirement of Chief Daglish on September 1, 1921, he was appointed Chief.

Various Stages in the Progress of the Fire Condition of the fire when the Fire Department arrived.When the firemen arrived, there appeared to be but little fire, but when the door was opened, it was seen that the ground floor had burned away.Six minutes after the department had arrived.Six minutes after the previous picture was taken, the building collapsed. However, the rock wool insulation prevents the heat from scorching the outside wall.

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