Peoria’s Unlucky Fire House
While answering an alarm from the corner of Elizabeth street and McClure avenue, Peoria, Ill., at 2 a. m., July 15, a team of horses drawing the fire wagon from West Bluff house No. 3 ran into a live wire and both were killed. A trolley pole had fallen during a thunder storm raging at the time, dragging down several wires and sending in an alarm. Fireman George Hay, who was driving the team, was uninjured. 1 he team came from the same house which recently lost two fire auto trucks in a collision in which several firemen W’ere injured.