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New York, NY Washington Street Fire, Jan 1893

Hurt by Falling Walls.

NEW YORK, Jan. 21.----Nine firemen had a narrow escape from instant death at a destructive fire early Saturday morning at 542, 544, and 546 Washington street. As it was they were painfully injured, the entire western wall of the big building, a four-story store house, suddenly falling out and pining them beneath the debris. Three are likely to die. Their names are Joseph Coyle, George Reynolds, and William Robertson.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 22 Jan 1893



article | by Dr. Radut