Hotel Destroyed in Ridgefield Park
Hampered by the intense cold, volunteer firemen of Ridgefield Park, N. J., were unsuccessful in saving the Armstrong Hotel after fire had been discovered early in the morning. It was so cold that the men had to keep moving, for if they remained for several minutes at one spot the ice froze the boots to the ground.
Shortly after the alarm was turned in, an explosion caused a section of the roof to heave upward. With the start obtained, there appeared to be little chance to save the hotel.