Boston, MA Rooming House Fire, Nov 1929

Five Die in Flames At Rooming House In Boston Gutted.

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 30. (AP).----Five persons, a fireman, two women, a man and a young girl perished in a fire which swept through a rooming house here early Saturday. The fireman was Capt. Lawrence Sullivan.

The occupants of the building were trapped when the blaze starting on a lower floor, burned the stairways and cut off their escape. Firemen stopped the blaze before the house was destroyed but some of the victims were suffocated.

Five persons were overcome while others leaped from windows and escaped. The house was at 570-572 Columbus avenue.

Captain Sullivan of Engine 32, who was trapped in the building had been with the department many years and was to retire shortly.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 1 Dec 1929