Triangle Factory Fire Essay

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire The Triangle Factory fire happened on March 25, 1911. It was a horrible disaster that killed 146 people and there were 500 workers working there on that day. Chief Croker who was the Fire Chief that reported to the Triangle factory fire. Chief Croker reported back to the factory the next day after the fire. He was walking around the factory and he found some half drowned mice. He picked them up and said, “It’s alive. At least it’s alive.” The factory had ten floors, the fire started on the eighth floor and moved quickly. They had flammable things strung out everywhere. Scraps hanging from the rafters, the material they were working with was really flammable, they had containers full of oil. Yet, the workers didn’t

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