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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1913, Image 6',
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from cold,' They "were soaked to the
i' skin in last night's, rain. Today their
clothing is .frozen." "
And the flames are creeping near
'er, ever nearer to the'.plant "
Three hundred and "seventy-five
persons were trapped In the Hipper
stories of the Curler Car Co. building
at;East Third street and the railroad;
The advance vguard" of the flames
began licking around" the building.
Fapic spread among the 1 refugees.
They jumped from jthe windows into
tlje icy flood and tried to swim to a
string of box cars, Some, succeeded;
some were swept away. -
Many firemen who made heroic ef
forts, to reach;tbe flames wewfdrown
ed this morning.-, '
"I don't know how many of my
men are dead," said Fire Chief Frank
Ramby this" "afternoon. "We were
working with boats. Many .'of thein
- Two ambulance policeman tried, to
stem a 'panic in another1 crpwded
building. They failed. Men, madden
ed with fear, , grappled with hordes
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