Mrs. Burbank

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Mrs. Burbank Soundex Code B615

Police Officer John Weldon was the hero of the Great Rogers Park Fire. He was from the Summerdale Station. After the Burbank store and residence on the corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Clark Street had been encircled by fire he rushed up the stairway leading to rooms above. Mrs. Gurney, mother-in law of Dr. Lowell, was there with Mrs. Burbank, both women frantic from fear. Mrs. Burbank hurried down the stairway, her clothing taking fire in her progress. She was seized by bystanders, who extinguished the flames on her gown, and she escaped with a few slight burns.