Minneapolis Fire Department

John M. Fellows - Minneapolis FD

John M. Fellows, Pipeman, Engine 18 - December 13, 1904

Fellows died in action at a blaze involving serveral buildings at 1st (Marquette) Avenue South and 5th Street. His crew was on the top floor of the Boutell furniture store trying to prevent spread of flames to it from the adjacent Peck building when the entire third floor of Boutell's burst into flame. Fellows was trapped by flames on the fifth floor. (Salvage Corpsman Jacob Miller also died in this blaze when he fell down an open elevator shaft from the fourth floor of the Peck Building).