Minneapolis Fire Department

Kanesky and Gray - Minneapolis FD

Frank Kanesky, Pipeman, Engine 2 - June 17, 1913

John Gray, Captain, Ladder 11 - June 18, 1913

Kanesky (substituting on Ladder 9) and gray died in action fighting a fire in North High School, 18th and Fremont Avenues North. They were laying lines onto a porch roof when an attic roof collapse pushed a brick gable wall out onto them. Gray, on the porch, and Kanesky, on the ground, were buried in debris with four other firemen; both sustained injuries that coused their deaths within a few hours.

August 2012 Update: Previous date of death for Kanesky was June 18, 1913.