San Francisco, CA Owl Lodging House Fire, Oct 1917

FIREMEN DIE IN FLAMES AT SAN FRANCISCO

Building Collapses and Buries Three Under Debris; Seven others Are Injured.

THIRTY ROOMERS RESCUED BY POLICE AND MILITARY MEN

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--Three firemen, one an assistant chief, were killed and seven others seriously injured late Friday in the downtown district when they were trapped under the collapsed walls of a three-story frame lodging house destroyed by fire.

First Assistant Chief Stephen D. Russel [sic] and Jack Collins were dead when dragged from under the debris. William Allen died on the way to a hospital. Seven others were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Thirty roomers were taken from the building by the police, soldiers and sailors, before the collapse.

The Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, ID 6 Oct 1917

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Owl Lodging House Fire

Firemen Killed in the Line of Duty:

STEPHEN D. RUSSELL 10/5/1917
1ST Assistant Chief - Headquarters
Died: Owl Lodging House fire

JOSEPH ALLEN 10/5/1917
Engine Co. No. 9 - foot of Harrison
Died: Owl Lodging House fire - 548 3rd St.

TIMOTHY F. COLLINS 10/5/1917
Truck Co. No. 1 - 36 O'Farrell
Died: Owl Lodging House fire - 548 3rd St.

San Francisco Fire Department Museum - Those Who Died in the Line of Duty

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