Montreal, QB Explosion & Fire, Feb 1912

DEAD IN MONTREAL FIRE.

Manager of Manufacturing Plant Suffocated in Business Block Blaze.

MONTREAL, Feb. 13,--One man was burned to death to-day in a fire which followed and explosion in a building at Craig and St. Antonie Streets. The fire started in the basement occupied by the J. W. Hughes Plumbing Company. Three or four girls were overcome by smoke and one was severely burned.

The fire victims were Major John Rogers, manager of the Abbey Effervescent Salts Company, which had its headquarters on the second floor, who was suffocated, and George Woodburn, and employe[sic] of the Hughes Company, who was probably fatally burned. The damage is estimated at $80,000. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained.

The New York Times, New York, NY 14 Feb 1912