New York Firemen Fight Hotel Fire
The firemen of the Coney Island District of New York City were called upon to fight a stubborn fire on July 26 in the Whittier Inn, which for several years was a show place of the Sea Gate colony at Coney Island. The fire was discovered at 1:30 a. m. and before it was brought under control necessitated three alarms and brought out most of the apparatus in that section of Brooklyn. The early hour in which the fire occurred made necessary the rescue of the guests in the hotel and some fifty persons were routed to the street or taken from the windows by firemen in all manner of costume. Some of these persons were affected by the smoke and a good many of the women suffered from excitement and fear. None, however, was seriously injured. The illustration shows the fire at its height. The damage to the hotel amounted to about $100,000.