Falling Oven Crushes, Kills Two Firemen Fighting Blaze

Mary Ann Bake Shop     602 S. Park St.
June 10, 1939 Madison, WI
Judson Holocomb and Adolph Habich were crushed to death in the basement of the bakery shop, where the fire started. A heavy oven crashed through the floor of the shop pinning them beneath its weight.

The two were the first Madison firefighters to die in the line of duty.



Judson H. Holcomb (38) of 2021 Rutledge st.
Adolph N. Habich (42) of 2632 E. Washington Ave.