A Chicago fire investigator attempts to apprehend the arsonist who has set a series of blazes in run-down buildings near the river. He suspects that the perpetrator might be part of the throng of on-lookers that gawk at the firefighters battling the blazes. When a deaf woman is seriously injured in one of the torched buildings, the inspector redoubles his efforts to arrest the firebug before one of his blazes results in death. Written by
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Inspector Ed McCook
This is the fire alarm office located on the sixth floor of City Hall, Chicago. This is the nerve center of fire safety of four million people. Last year, 75,000 calls were handled right here. A call is received, the company nearest is notified and help is on the way - and fast. By the time the alarm box is pulled and the trucks are on the street, only an average of fourteen seconds have elapsed