CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 81Raymond Norris

Raymond Norris

Killed in the Line of Duty January 17, 1920

Fire Company Engine 42
Cause of Death Crush Injuries
At Fire Box Number 13 - Ten Blows (General Alarm)
Incident Type Fire
Incident Location Newton Tea & Spice Company 16-18 East Second Street

Norris was found laying over his hoseline after the east wall of the Newton Tea & Spice Company collapsed on him and other members who were playing streams of water into the building during a fire. The wall collapsed without warning as result of an explosion within the building. Norris and three other firemen were killed and fourteen injured when the wall collapsed. Norris was unmarried and lived at 1310 Broadway.