Box No. 8945 sounded at 2:07 p.m. A 3-story frame house was afire at 14 Lewiston Avenue and was extending to the adjacent property. A second alarm was sounded. The firemen were battling the flames when suddenly the tall chimney came crashing down and fatally injured Fireman William Hesse (E-40). Fireman William S. Hesse was 21 years old and had served for just 74 days.