Tragedy in November: Lesser Known Boston Fires
November 18, 2010
November has been a tragic month in Boston’s fire history. On November 15, 1942, a fire started in the back room of the Luongo Restaurant in East Boston. Just hours later, without warning, a wall collapsed, trapping firefighters in burning debris and burying the city’s largest ladder truck. Six firemen were killed. In this illustrated lecture, former Boston Fire Commissioner Paul Christian shares the story of this little-known fire as well as that of the 8-alarm Thanksgiving Day Fire of 1889.