From the vault: Tru-Fit fire on East Baltimore Street

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On Feb. 16, 1955, a fire ravaged the Tru-Fit Clothing Company at 507-509 E. Baltimore St. Joseph Hanley Jr., Rudolph Machovec, Francis O’Brien, Richard Melzer, William Barnes and Anthony Reinsfelder died in the fire. On the 60th anniversary of the fire, Baltimore Sun reporter Joe Burris wrote about the impact the disaster has had on the families through the years. Take a look through Sun archived images from the fire and its aftermath.