Chief Welch of Columbus Injured

Chief Welch of Columbus Injured

Chief Edward Welch, of the Columbus, Ohio, Fire Department, was removed unconscious to a local hospital when a live wire, broken by an aerial ladder, fell in a pool of water in which the Chief was standing.

The accident occurred at a three-alarm fire which razed an 83-year old church. Fire was caused by workmen who were using a blow torch to repair copper drain pipes on the roof. Twenty pieces of apparatus responded.

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