Day 267

The Atlantic Avenue fire

September 22nd, 2012

On June 5, 1998, two firefighters lost their lives in a five-alarm blaze that destroyed the four wood-frame houses that once stood on this site. Lt. James Blackmore was killed and Capt. Scott LaPiedra was fatally wounded when the floor beneath them collapsed after they had rushed into one of the buildings in search of an elderly woman who — unbeknownst to them, obviously — had already escaped by the time they entered.

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