Milwaukee, WI Company Fire, Mar 1911

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SIX FIREMEN LOSE LIVES IN MILWAUKEE.

ROOF OF BURNING WHOLESALE HAT STORE CAVES IN AND MANY ARE BURIED.

Milwaukee, Wis., March 25. -- Fire Chief THOMAS A. CLANCEY at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon claimed that only four firemen were killed when the roof of the Middleton Manufacturing company's building fell today during a fire. He gives the list of dead as:
JACOB HENTZ.
RICHARD BURKE.
JOHN HOOLIHAN.
FRED L. EICHERN.

Milwaukee, Wis., March 25. -- Six fire fighters are dead, two others are dying and several others are suffering from more or less serious injuries, the result of the caving in of the roof of the building of the Middleton Manufacturing Company, wholesale hatters, 354 Broadway, today.
The dead:
CAPT. FRANK KAVANAUGH, Company No. 18.
CAPT. JOHN HINTZ, Company No. 9.
EDWIN HAGIE.
DICK BURKE.
Two Unidentified Men.
The fire had been burning half an hour and between 15 and 20 men had been fighting the flames from the roof of the four-story structure, when suddenly the roof collapsed, carrying them through to the basement.
A number of the firemen were buried in the debris, while others escaped through basement windows. The money loss is placed at $100,000.

Sioux County Herald Orange City Iowa 1911-03-29