Winnipeg, MB Block Fire, Apr 1928
5 PERISH AS FLAMES SWEEP ENTIRE BLOCK OF WINNIPEG STORES.
MANY INJURED, OTHERS OVERCOME BY SMOKE -- WOMEN LEAP FROM FLAMING WINDOWS.
12 ARE INJURED.
THREE BODIES FOUND ON FLOOR OF APARTMENTS -- TWO DIE AT HOSPITAL FOLLOWING RESCUE.
Winnipeg, Man., April 14. -- (AP) -- Five dead, four women and a man, a dozen injured, with many others overcome by smoke, was the toll of a fire which swept the Casa Loma, a combined apartment and business block here Saturday afternoon.
Two of the women succumbed in a hospital after being rescued from the burning structure. Three bodies were found on the floor of the apartment rooms.
So suddenly did the flames gain headway, that all avenues of escape were cut off in a few minutes.
When firemen reached the place a number of women had climbed out to the ledges of windows. Fire nets were quickly spread and two women jumped as flames began to lick the window frames. One of the women struck a projecting ledge and suffered a broken leg and other injuries.
Billings Gazette Montana 1928-04-15