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