February 4, 1950 Box No. 4121 sounded at 2:40 p.m. The Manufacturers Clothing Outlet 117 - 121 W. Baltimore Street was afire. Captain Daniel Riordan (E-15) and Fireman Andrew Duffy (E-15) ran into the store and down a rear stairway with the hosepipe, when suddenly there was an explosion that caused fire to roar through the 5-story brick double building. By 2:52 p.m. the fire had gone 6 alarms. Fireman Gerald Thomas (E-26) was dragging a hoseline into the rear entrance of the structure and had gotten several feet inside when he fell upon the lifeless bodies of Captain Riordan and Fireman Duffy. Captain Daniel T. Riordan was 38 years old. Number of years served unknown at this time.