has sent an interesting image of a copy of Fire Engineering Magazine from November 1953

Fire Engineering Magazine Cover from November 1953

An image of the cover of Fire Engineering Magazine from November of 1953.

The caption reads:

Firemen of Chicago Heights, Ill., use [a] heavy plank as [a] battering ram to force [a] door to [the] basement of City Hall. Two prisoners were trapped in the cells located therein, one perishing before help could reach him.

We’re wondering if any of our readers has more information on this incident?