Weegee Daily… March 8, 1942… Street Scene: Last Rights After Fire…

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PM Daily, March 8, 1942
Street Scene: Last Rights After Fire

“Three persons died in a one-alarm fire at a tenement with out fire escapes at 239 W. 16th St. yesterday. Seven other persons were injured. On the street after the bodies were removed, Father G.J. Knoepfel, S.J., pronounced the last rites as ambulance doctor held his hat. Two of the dead were identified as Mrs. Betty Hasara, 22, and her daughter Lucille, 8 months. The other body was too badly burned for identification. Two men were rescued from ladders; two women carrying children jumped from second-floor windows. Police are investigating the fire, which apparently started on the first floor and swept through the roof. Flames were 40 feet high when firemen arrived. Other fires yesterday took two lives in Brooklyn.
PM Photo by Weegee

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Weegee Daily, March 9, 2013
Street Scene…
No one died at a three-story building, with out fire escapes in the front, at 239 West 16th St. tonight…
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(Ghosts…)

A few easily Google-able articles:
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St. Petersburg Times, March 8, 1942
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The Daily Argus, March 7, 1942
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The Syracuse Herald Journal, March 7, 1942
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The Syracuse Herald Journal, March 8, 1942

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