Amusement Park Destroyed

Issue 2 and Volume 83.

Amusement Park Destroyed Two fire companies from Philadelphia were sent to Willow Grove, Pa., twenty miles distant to assist the many fire departments that responded in fighting a blaze that broke out in a toolhouse in the park and destroyed four buildings. Fire companies were sent from Willow Grove, Hatboro, Abington, Roslyn, Burnside, Edge Hill, Doylestown, Weldon, Jenkintown, Ogontz, La Mott, Elkins Park, Ambler, Horsham, Cheltenham, Ardsley, Glenside, and Rockledge. In addition, the Philadelphia Second Alarmers served hot coffee to the firemen for the six and one-half hours that they were at the park. The amusement park consisted of a number of very elaborate buildings erected in a 100-acre park. From the toolhouse, the fire spread to the motion picture theatre and then to the roof of one of the largest concessions in the park. Flames could be seen as far distant as North Philadelphia. The highly flammable construction of…

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