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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958
Category Total Girls Boys
Number of children killed as a result of OLA fire 92 56 36
Number of children killed on 12/1/58 as a result of OLA fire 87 54 33
Number of children age 8 killed as a result of OLA fire 2 1 1
Number of children age 9 killed as a result of OLA fire 22 13 9
Number of children age 10 killed as a result of OLA fire 28 15 13
Number of children age 11 killed as a result of OLA fire 5 2 3
Number of children age 12 killed as a result of OLA fire 14 12 2
Number of children age 13 killed as a result of OLA fire 15 10 5
Number of children age 14 killed as a result of OLA fire 5 2 3
Number of children age 15 killed as a result of OLA fire 1 1 0
Number of children in Room 208 killed as a result of OLA fire 12 9 3
Number of children in Room 209 killed as a result of OLA fire 2 2 0
Number of children in Room 210 killed as a result of OLA fire 27 16 11
Number of children in Room 211 killed as a result of OLA fire 24 14 10
Number of children in Room 212 killed as a result of OLA fire 27 15 12
Number of children in grade 1 killed as a result of OLA fire 0 0 0
Number of children in grade 2 killed as a result of OLA fire 0 0 0
Number of children in grade 3 killed as a result of OLA fire 0 0 0
Number of children in grade 4 killed as a result of OLA fire 27 16 11
Number of children in grade 5 killed as a result of OLA fire 27 15 12
Number of children in grade 6 killed as a result of OLA fire 0 0 0
Number of children in grade 7 killed as a result of OLA fire 12 9 3
Number of children in grade 8 killed as a result of OLA fire 26 16 10
Number of children who died enroute to hospitals or soon after arrival 22
Number of children transferred directly to the morgue 65
Number of teachers (nuns) killed as a result of OLA fire 3
Age of oldest teacher killed as a result of OLA fire 44
Age of youngest teacher killed as a result of OLA fire 27
Age of oldest student killed as a result of OLA fire 15
Age of youngest student killed as a result of OLA fire 8
Number of students enrolled at OLA on 12/1/58 1635
Approximate students in main (fire) school building on 12/1/58 1200
Number of teaching nuns on faculty 20
Number of lay teachers on faculty 9
Number of students in north wing classrooms 569
Number of students in north wing, second floor classrooms 329
Approximate students rescued by firemen 160
Approximate students in north wing who survived by jumping from a window 35
Classrooms in north wing, second floor 6
Classrooms in north wing, second floor with no fatalities 1
Approximate time of start of fire 2:15 pm
Approximate time smoke was first noticed in the second floor corridor 2:30 pm
Approximate time of discovery of fire by those in second floor classrooms 2:30 pm
Approximate time second floor corridor became impassable 2:38 pm
Approximate time of janitor's discovery of fire 2:38 pm?
Time of first call to fire department 2:41:30 pm
Number of phone calls to Chicago Fire Department by 2:44 pm reporting the fire 16
Number of phone calls reporting address of rectory or church instead of school 6
Number of phone calls from within the school reporting the fire 0
Approximate time fire alarm sounded throughout the school 2:42 pm
Approximate time of candy store proprietor's call to fire department 2:43 pm
Approximate time of arrival of first fire department units 2:44 pm
Approximate time second (box) alarm was transmitted 2:47 pm
Approximate time 5-11 alarm was transmitted 2:57 pm
Approximate number of fire fighting vehicles responding to fire 43
Approximate number of firemen responding to fire 200
Approximate number of police squadrols responding to fire 70
Approximate time of collapse of roof of north wing 2:55 pm
Approximate time fire fully under control 4:19 pm
Approximate time fire fully extinguished 4:30 pm
Approximate time first body removed from school 3:30 pm
Approximate time last body removed from school 6:00 pm
Approximate number of students injured as a result of OLA fire 100
Approximate number of students seriously injured as a result of OLA fire 77
Number of firefighters hospitalized with injuries as a result of OLA fire 4
Number of teaching nuns injured as a result of the OLA fire 3
Approximate distance from school to the nearest fire box (alarm) 1.5 blks
Appriximate distance from school to the nearest firehouse 5 blks
Appriximate driving distance from school to the nearest hospital (St. Anne's) 1.2 mi
Appriximate air distance from school to the nearest hospital (St. Anne's) .95 mi
Date final victim, William Edington, secumbed to burn injuries 8/9/59
Date new OLA school opened 9/7/60