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Conneaut Lake, PA Hotel Fires, Apr 1908

HOTEL GUESTS' NARROW ESCAPE.

TWO STRUCTURES AT CONNEAUT GO UP IN FLAMES THIS MORNING.

BUCKET BRIGADE DOES EXCELLENT WORK IN CONTROLLING FIRE -- LOSS ESTIMATED AT $30,000.

Meadville, Pa., April 2. -- Half a hundred persons had a narrow escape from death and two hotels were destroyed in a fire at Conneaut Lake near here, shortly before 1 o'clock this morning. The only fire fighting force at Conneaut Lake is a small bucket brigade and for a time the town was at the mercy of the flames. The fire was gotten under control at 2 a.m., after it had completely destroyed the Taylor Hotel and partly destroyed the Chilcott House. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. The loss is estimated at $30,000. The fire was discovered just in time to allow the hotel guests to rush from the building to safety.

The Newark Advocate Ohio 1908-04-02



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