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Chicago - Firemen Trapped, Killed in Burning Building 2/15/62

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1261
Run Time
0h 4m 57s
Date Produced
February 14 1962
Silent news outtakes show the aftermath of a deadly apartment building fire on E. 70th Street in Chicago on February 14, 1962.
An excavator from Cleveland Wrecking Co (3801 Milwaukee Ave) pulls debris from a charred and partially-collapsed brick apartment building on Chicago's south side, hoping to recover the body of a firefighter who was inside when the roof had caved. Smoke and flames continue to billow out of the building, as a large crowd of on-lookers gathers in the cold. Close-ups of solemn-looking firemen as wrecking equipment knocks down a wall.

Chicago Fire Battalion Chiefs Thomas Hoff and Robert O’Brien were killed when the fire-weakened building collapsed while they were searching the apartment for trapped victims.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)