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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 41
Year of Death: 1955

William W. “Biff” Barnes

Firefighter William W. “Biff” Barnes, assigned to Engine 17 of the Baltimore City Fire Department was killed while fighting a 9-alarm fire at the Tru-Fit Clothing Store located at 507 E. Baltimore Street. He and 5 other firefighters were killed when the roof and wall collapsed on them during the fire.

He was survived by his wife Mary, son William, and daughter Stephanie.

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