Fireman Lionel Gaucher - Ste Hycinthe
Found Doors Of Furnace Open Tireman Testifies at flacf ed Heart College Inquest. ST; HYAONTHlC Feb. 1 CP) Members of St Hysdnthe's fire brigade related to a coroner 'i Jury today their movements during the fire that razed Sacred Heart College Jan. II with a loss of 46 Uvea. The fire fighters all told the same itory, of rushing to we burning college after a telephone call advised them of the blaze. One of the firemen, Lionel Gaucher, told Coroner Dr. Paul Morin .and the six Jurymen he found two furnace doors open when he scrambled through twisted ruins of the building after the fire. , . He was questioned by lawyers representing the Attorney General's Department, the Sacred Heart Brothers and the city of St Hyadnthe but it was not established whether the doors were blown open by an explosion in vestigators believe Shook the four- storey building. During the day the last of three "mystery witnesses", Charles Chapleau, 33, of Montreal, was released. Coroner Morin said the story told by. Chapleau, who wrotd a letter to a Montreal news paper, concerning the fire, was "bunk", -i and Crown Attorney Eugene Touaignant termed it "ab solutely ridiculous''.