3-Alarm Fire Sweeps Frame Buildings
A group of low frame buildings in the Claremont Park section of New York City were destroyed by a three-alarm fire.
Fire was discovered about 10 p.m. in a plant near Webster Avenue. Flames spread to a waste paper building, and before an old watchman at the place could call the Fire Department, the flames had spread to the rear of the plant and to a group of one story wooden buildings. Fire also spread to a number of nearby plants.
Flames were controlled within an hour but traffic was tied up for a much larger time Motorists were attracted by the bright red in the sky. and by the fact that trolley cars could not get by the fire grounds. It was estimated that 20,000 people watched the fire.