Fire drama

Fire Commissioner William Blair, covered with a thin coat of ice, points out some of the problem areas in fighting the warehouse fire on North Wells Street for Mayor Jane Byrne. A ruptured fire hose, high winds and the risk of frostbite contributed to the hazards of battling the Old Town blaze.
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( Jerry Tomaselli, Chicago Tribune / January 10, 1982 )

Fire Commissioner William Blair, covered with a thin coat of ice, points out some of the problem areas in fighting the warehouse fire on North Wells Street for Mayor Jane Byrne. A ruptured fire hose, high winds and the risk of frostbite contributed to the hazards of battling the Old Town blaze.

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