Two Die in Lakewood, N. J., Hotel Fire
Fire which destroyed a hotel in Lakewood, N. J., caused the death of two of the women guests—one a late arrival and the other a nurse who lived there. The fire which started in the basement worked its way up the stair case. The entrapped guests had rooms on the opposite side on that which the fire escape was located.
The owner is held for violation of the building code which requires that each room in a building of three stories or more must have an individual rope or chain fire escape. The building inspector had sent a notice by registered mail to install fire escapes but this letter was disregarded. This is the second hotel fire within a week in Lakewood.
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