Long Branch, NJ Hotel Fire, Aug 1925

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3 DIE AND 600 FLEE IN BAD HOTEL FIRE.

TWO FIREMEN AND GIRL LOSE LIVES AT LONG BRANCH.

SEAMEN DISCOVER BLAZE.

Long Branch, N. J., Aug. 17. -- Two firemen and a 16-year-old girl were burned to death, two other firemen and two women were injured and 600 guests were routed from their rooms early Sunday, when fire destroyed the dining room and servants quarters of the new Atlantic Hotel on Ocean avenue. The damage was estimated at between $30,000 and $40,000.
A ship some distance at sea sent in the alarm after observers aboard had seen the smoke at 5 o'clock.
LEONA ALLEN, of New York city, a waitress, was suffocated when she returned to her room to get her clothing and money.
Two firemen, WILBUR LLOYD and RAYMOND DINAN, were killed when the roof of the dining room fell as they were fighting the flames from above. Two waitresses were injured before they could escape from their rooms. One of them was rescued by a policeman from the roof.
The hotel was crowded with regular and weekend guests. Most of them deserted their rooms without taking any of their possessions.

The News Frederick Maryland 1925-08-17

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