Woman’s Leap at Fire Results in Death

Woman’s Leap at Fire Results in Death

Trapped on the fourth floor of a furniture warehouse in New York City three persons leaped for their lives to the roof of a three-story extension in the rear of the building and one of them, a woman, struck the edge and fell to the courtyard, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death later in Bellevue Hospital. The building, which was situated at 163 West 19th Street, caught fire shortly before noon on November 19 from unknown cause and the first intimation of the fire was when the three persons on the fourth floor saw flames shooting up the elevator shaft. They ran to the rear and leaped to the extension. The other two, a man and a woman, received internal injuries and broken ankles. Three alarms were pulled for the fire, bringing besides the apparatus, Dr. Harry Archer, honorary surgeon of the fire department, who attended to the injuried. Adjoining the warehouse was a tenement and on the third floor a crippled woman who was caring for three small children became crazed with excitement and was about to throw the children, whom she had herded together in the front of the building, out of a window when a passerby who had seen what was about to occur ran up the stairs and prevented her. He carried her to safety and the three children followed him. The fire, while confined to the furniture warehouse, burned out three floors and caused a damage of about $50,000. The illustrations show the New York fire department fighting the fire with a water tower in action, which quickly subdued the blaze.

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New York Warehouse Fire, Resulted in Death of Woman and Injury of Two Others by Jumping

Woman’s Leap at Fire Results in Death

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New Chief Appointed in La Crosse, Wash. — John L. Powell has been chosen chief of the volunteer fire department of La Crosse, Wash.

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