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.