Leadership

Hotel Fire at Sunbury, Pa.

Issue 5 and Volume 55.

Hotel Fire at Sunbury, Pa. The City Hotel at Sunbury, Pa., one of the leading hotels in that section, was destroyed by fire January 14, with a loss estimated at $85,000. The building covered 230×60 feet, was three stories high and constructed of brick thirty years ago. Its partition walls and inside construction were of wood. The fire started beween the walls of a partition on the first floor at 3 a. m. and was burning fiercely when discovered by the hotel clerk, who, with others, threw water on the burning joists and in the flue, but the draft from the bottom swept the flames upward in a funnel shape and they rapidly spread hrough the second and third floors of the annex, then ate their way to the rafters of the third story of the annex and communicated with the old part of the building. They telephoned Chemical Engine…

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