CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 2J.S. Chamberlain

J.S. Chamberlain

Killed in the Line of Duty February 25, 1843

Fire Company Ladder 1
Cause of Death
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Fire
Incident Location Pugh & Alvord Whse

Chamberlain died in what appears to have been a tremendous backdraft in the main building of pugh and Alvords Pork House. The smoke house behind the building was burning and the doors connecting the two were closed to stop the fire. Smoke and fumes built up in the main building and it exploded without warning.