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New York, NY Theatre Fire, Apr 1907


Theater Below Believed to Be Heavily Damaged By Water.

New York, April 16.----Fire wrecked the roof garden and skating rink on the top of the New York theatre early today, and it is believed that much damaged was done to the Criterion theatre by water which was poured on the roof garden blaze. It was only after a stubborn fight of more than two hours that the fire was controlled, the firemen being driven back time and again by the heavy choking smoke from the pine flooring and rubber packing which had been installed under the floor to deaden the sound.

The damage to the New York theatre is placed at $3000, but the total damage, including that caused by water, is expected to considerably exceed that amount.

Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME 17 Apr 1907

article | by Dr. Radut