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Bonfire Under Coney Island Boardwalk Results in Big Amusement Resort Fire

Issue 8 and Volume 85.

Bonfire Under Coney Island Boardwalk Results in Big Amusement Resort Fire A BONFIRE made by bathers on the sandy beach of Coney Island, New York, beneath the boardwalk of that famous old resort, resulted in approximately $2,000,000 damage before it was finally controlled by one of the largest contingents of fire fighters and fire apparatus ever summoned for a summer resort blaze. The fire occurred at 3:27 o’clock on the afternoon of July 13, and before it was stopped, it involved 1,000 feet of the boardwalk, 37 brick and frame dwellings of more than three families, 51 dwellings of not more than two families, 34 buildings or structures containing stores or concessions, 11 bathing pavilions, one hotel, two auto service stations and one laundry, making a total of 137 premises. There were 49 stores involved in the 137 buildings 8 candy, cigars and stationery, etc.; 2 shooting galleries, 8 restaurants,…

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