Lyons, NY Hotel Baltzel Fire, Jan 1896

The Hotel Baltzel Burned

LYONS, N Y, Jan. 8 The Hotel Baltzel, the largest hotel in Wayne county, was partially destroyed by fire. During the fire Josie Fitzgerald of Port Byron, the cook and Lillian Dippy of this place, a dining room girl, jumped from the third story window to the ground, a distance of 40 feet. Miss Fitzgerald sustained a broken leg, injuries to the chest and head and was also internally hurt. Miss Dippy was also injured internally, and it is feared both will die.

Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 8 Jan 1896

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