Minnesota Line of Duty Deaths

June 9, 1949

Three St. Paul, Minnesota, fire fighters die in a fire in the warehouse of the Waldorf Paper Company on June 9, 1949. Huge bales saturated with water toppled from a 35-foot high retaining wall as they were battling the fire. The fire fighters died by a collapsing wall that went down under the impact of the incalculable force.

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