Rochester, New York
Leary Dye Co. Plant Fire
March 1, 1901
FATAL FIRE AT ROCHESTER
The Leary Dye Co.'s Plant Gutted Today.
Three Bodies Have Already Been Taken From the
By Associated Press.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., March 1. -- The Leary
Dye Company, occupying a part of a five-story
building at Platt and Mill streets, was gutted
by fire today. The upper floor was occupied by
the Seaca [sic] Camera Company, who employed a
large force of men and women.
Three bodies have already been removed from
the building and many injured have been taken to
The fire is supposed to have started among
the chemicals stored in the upper floors of the
The dead have not as yet been identified.
It is reported that six girls, who worked in
the camera works and who are missing, have
perished in the flames.
FRANK MEYER and JOHN HENRY, employes in the
camera works, are also among the missing.
ALICE KIRK, KATE KEARNEY and SADIE BRODIE,
who escaped from the fifth floor, said when they
left the room was filled with flames and that
six other employes were still in the room and in
a dazed condition.
W. A. BAULCH of the Seneca Camera Co., states
that he was working on the fourth floor when the
fire broke out and that the flames spread with
incredible rapidly. He says he had barely time
to reach the fire escape, and when he left the
room he saw six girls running about the room in
a dazed condition. He thinks they were not able
to make their escape and have been burned to
Twenty-five persons on the third floor
managed to leave the building by means of the
Reno Evening Gazette Nevada 1901-03-01
Submitted & transcribed by Stu
Beitler Thank you,
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