New York, NY Rosalind Apartment House Fire, Nov 1910

TWO PERSONS KILLED, FOUR SERIOUSLY HURT, IN FIRE AT NEW YORK.

NEW YORK, Nov. 11.---Two persons were killed and four seriously injured today in a fire that destroyed two upper floors of the Rosalind apartment house on Manhattan avenue, on the upper West side of the city. William H. Abbott, a real estate operator, 45 years old, jumped from a front window on the fifth floor and he was impaled on a picket fence below, dying instantly. His wife, 40 years old, was burned to death.

But for the heroic work of the fire fighters it is probable many more persons would have lost their lives. Imperilled[sic] tenants on lower floors jumped into a fire net spread over the sidewalk and all landed unharmed.

Miss Alice Cullen, a telephone operator, who lived on the top floor, was most seriously injured of the rescued tenants. Her clothing was all ablaze, when the firemen reached her and she was taken to a hospital severely burned.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 12 Nov 1910

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