Leadership

A Blaze on Coney Island.

Issue 25 and Volume 1893 13.

A Blaze on Coney Island. Fire, with all the dread accompaniments, darkness of early morning, crowded hotels, frame buildings that burned like so much tinder, dangerous explosions that added to the fury of the flames, which were fanned and tossed skyward by the high northeast wind, which was blowing a gale, the loss of one life and the groans and shrieks of pain of the injured, mingled with the cries of panic-stricken half clad women and children, made Saturday morning one never to be forgotten in the history of the town of Gravesend, Coney Island. For more than three hours the fire threatened to destroy the entire town, and resulted in the complete loss of an entire block of eight houses and the burning to death of John Madden of Hose Company 22 and the serious injury of five other persons, all of whom will recover. Owing to the limited…

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