Lakewood, NJ Resort Fire, Jan 1967
FIRE SWEEPS JERSEY HOTEL.
Lakewood, N. J. (AP) -- Fire swept the four-story brick east wing of Laurel in the Pines, this resort community's largest hotel, Friday night.
About 200 guests staying in the hotel -- including two elderly women who were the only occupants of the east wing -- were reported safe.
The general alarm fire lit up the sky and could be seen for miles. All five of Lakewood's fire companies responded, in addition to units from South River and Brick Township.
The fire was brought under control in about an hour after causing heavy damage to the top floors and attic of the east wing, the hotel's oldest section. The first alarm was turned in about 11:30 p.m.
Another section of the hotel was destroyed by fire two years ago but has since been rebuilt.
The Laurel in the Pines is primarily a winter resort hotel and is now in the height of its season.
Gettysburg Times Pennsylvania 1967-01-21