St. Paul, MN Three Story Building Fire, Apr 1911
ROOF CAVES IN UNDER FIREMEN.
FIRE DESTROYS THREE STORY BUILDING IN ST. PAUL THIS MORNING.
23 FIREMEN CARRIED DOWN -- ESCAPE FROM DEATH A MIRACLE.
St. Paul, Minn., April 16. -- Twenty two firemen were precipitated three stories to the ground when the third story of the Greve block, a three story building on east Fourth street gave away early this morning.
Asst. Chief MILES McNALLY and Pipeman NICHOLAS REMAKEL were seriously injured and taken to a hospital. Most of the other firemen were seriously injured although none of them fatally.
McNALLY Seriously Hurt.
Chief McNALLY received severe leg and body bruises and his condition is said to be serious. Pipeman REMAKEL was seriously crushed and it is feared has been injured internally. The fire started on the second floor of the building which was occupied by the Young Mercantile company. Two engine companies were working on the third floor of the building and the men and members of the salvage corps were on the second floor when the roof gave way. It is a miracle that all of them were not killed.
Injured In Hospitals.
Those on the third floor crushed down on the second floor which in turn gave away, carrying the salvage corps with them. The injured were taken to their homes and hospitals in ambulances and automobiles. The loss to the building is estimated at $75,000.
Eau Claire Leader Wisconsin 1911-04-16