Coney Island Has Another Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 86.

Coney Island Has Another Fire Coney Island, far famed for its amusement attractions, its freak shows and as the playground of New York City’s millions, was visited by a five-alarm fire on December 21 which threatened to equal the fire of last July when 1,000 persons were made homeless. A fire boat was sent in response to the third alarm and it was used to pump water into the high pressure system. The fire caused damage estimated at nearly $200,000. It razed an area of 157 feet or, Surf Avenue and a depth of 200 feet on West Fifth Street. A change in the direction of the wind prevented the flames reaching a long row of frame structures in the direction of Luna Park, five blocks away.

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