Ontario Fire Fighters Killed

December 4, 1979

Three Etobicoke, Ontario, fire fighters are killed battling a fire at the Kimberly-Clark paper company. The fire had started in an area at the back of the plant where 600-pound rolls of paper were stacked, five rolls high. The company’s sprinklers were working and had saturated paper near the fire by the time the fire fighters arrived. The lower rolls had absorbed so much water that they were starting to sag under the weight of the others. The three fire fighters were killed when the rolls of paper suddenly collapsed under the weight of water and fell on them.

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