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Dome of Ontario Hospital set on fire by lightning bolt. A bolt of lightning in the thunderstorm which hit Toronto to-day struck the dome of the Ontario hospital; Queen St. W.; setting it afire. Fearing for the safety of the asylum's 1;090 patients a second alarm was rung in. As a result of the swift arrival of fire-fighting equipment; little damage was done to the dome; which is seen in the photograph; as firemen got the blaze under control. the lightning punctured the roof of the cupola and blew the windows out. It was an act of God; said Dr C.H. Lewis; in charge of the hospital in the absence of the superintendent; Dr. R.C. Montgomery. Open in full size

Dome of Ontario Hospital set on fire by lightning bolt. A bolt of lightning in the thunderstorm which hit Toronto to-day struck the dome of the Ontario hospital; Queen St. W.; setting it afire. Fearing for the safety of the asylum's 1;090 patients a second alarm was rung in. As a result of the swift arrival of fire-fighting equipment; little damage was done to the dome; which is seen in the photograph; as firemen got the blaze under control. the lightning punctured the roof of the cupola and blew the windows out. It was an act of God; said Dr C.H. Lewis; in charge of the hospital in the absence of the superintendent; Dr. R.C. Montgomery.

Picture, 1936, English

Dome of Ontario Hospital set on fire by lightning bolt. A bolt of lightning in the thunderstorm which hit Toronto to-day struck the dome of the Ontario hospital; Queen St. W.; setting it afire. Fearing for the safety of the asylum's 1;090 patients a second alarm was rung in. As a result of the swift arrival of fire-fighting equipment; little damage was done to the dome; which is seen in the photograph; as firemen got the blaze under control. the lightning punctured the roof of the cupola and blew the windows out. It was an act of God; said Dr C.H. Lewis; in charge of the hospital in the absence of the superintendent; Dr. R.C. Montgomery.

Picture, 1936, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Hospitals - Queen St 999 - 1965 and earlier

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0113338f