Officer Trapped by Store Fire

Officer Trapped by Store Fire

Capt. Charles Beiswenger, of the Wheeling, W. Va„ Fire Department was killed, and three firemen were overcome at a store fire discovered at 8:00 p.m. The store occupied the first floor of a three-story building of which the second and third were untenanted. The fire was discovered during tinprogress of a political parade. The officer was on the third floor of the building supervising operations when he collapsed. He was without a mask and was overcome by smoke.

Capt. Beiswenger was fifty-six years old and a member of the department since 1914.

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