The fire that claimed the life of Firefighter Ruetz destroyed an entire city block boarded by Fourth and Fifth Streets and Washington Avenue and Saint Charles. A collapse occurred while several firefighters were on the roof attempting to get hoselines into positon. Captain Frederick Nissen also died in the incident.
There are currently no photos for Firefighter William "Billy" Ruetz.
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