Fireman Fights Fire in Own Home
This was more than the usual fire run for a member of the Pittsburgh, Pa., department—it was a fire in his own home. It was not an ordinary fire for there was loss of life, the two children of the family suffocated as they huddled in fear behind a door.
Lynch was a driver. The apparatus was directed down the street with more than the customary speed. In a flash he was up to his home, searching through various rooms for members of his family. Others of the company accompanied him with flashlights. They searched in the basement, in the attic but did not think to look behind a partition where later Chief Beckett found the two bodies.
The tragedy occurred while the fireman’s wife went out shopping and while the children were supposedly playing in the attic.