Rekindles 3/13

NEW YORK CITY: MARCH 3, 1913 – Four alarms were transmitted for a blazing loft building on West 53rd Street. The fire started around 11 P.M. in a cabinetmaker’s shop on the fifth floor. Fed by strong winds and large amounts of stored wood and...


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PORTSMOUTH, OH: MARCH 29, 1913 – For more than a week, the city was flooded as water poured over concrete flood walls and earthwork embankments. More than eight feet of water filled the streets when a series of fires ignited in separate sections of the city. Firemen had the difficult, if not impossible job of fighting fires in these deep waters.