Fire in Lightless Blackout


Extra! Weegee, page 104

Fire Defies Test Blackout
When New York City and New Jersey went dark tonight to test new air raid signals, this four-alarm fire in a paper factory illuminated a large section of downtown Manhattan…” February 18, 1943
Extra! Weegee, page 104


PM, February 18, 1943 (photos by Weegee and Steven Derry)
Two Alarm Fire at Greene and E. Third St… The fire was in a paper bag company on the third floor.”

Same fire, other side…

Perhaps the fire was at:
Salwen Paper Co., 189-195 Greene street
Henry F. Fulling Co. Inc. paper, 202 Greene street
Henry Fuchs & Son, paper & twine, 215 Greene Street



New York Times, February 19, 1943, pp, 1 and 13

New Raid Signal Blacks Out City
Public Response Encouraging, Mayor Says, but He Orders Another Drill Tonight…
Lightless, that is so far as man-made illumination was concerned. The clear full moon converted the side streets, the wide stretches of Broadway and Seventh Avenue into deserted silver lanes…”

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