Boston, MA Fire, Feb 1899


Man Falls from Third Story Window and Injures Fireman.

Boston, Feb 20.-- An early morning fire in Claremont park, a residential section adjacent to Columbus avenue, led to a number of thrilling incidents, chief of which was the rescue of James Robinson from sure death by the bravery of several firemen in manning a life net. The persons injured are James Robinson, 24 years old, injured severely internally; likely to die. Ladderman Frank Leary, 29 years old, injured in the feet and legs; Hoseman Daniel Maloney, 32 years old, injuries in feet and legs. Robinson was afraid to jump from the third story window but finally fell and his body struck two firemen at the net. The other men injured were thrown from a ladder. The total loss by the fire was $8,000.

Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck, CT 20 Feb 1899