Eleven Firemen Felled at N. Y. Waterfront Fire

Eleven Firemen Felled at N. Y. Waterfront Fire

Thirty-two pieces of fire apparatus, and two fireboats were used to fight a fire which started in a grain elevator on the East River waterfront of New York City. Eleven firemen were overcome by smoke.

Fire was discovered at 8:30 p.m. by the watchman. After turning in an alarm, he ran to the sixth floor where the fire had started, and he found that the entire building was threatened. Smoke issued in such volume that firemen who “rolled in” on the first two alarms, were ordered out of the burning building.

At 10:30 p.m., the fire was considered under control. Shortly afterwards the roof collapsed. Windows were closed at the Bellevue Hospital nearby to keep the smoke out of the wards.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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