TWO TENEMENT HORRORS

TWO TENEMENT HORRORS

On Thursday morning a fire broke out in the sixstory tenement at 221-225 East Third street, Manhattan, N. Y. One woman was dragged out of the hallway unconscious by the firemen. She had fallen crying for help. The body of a five-yeor-old girl was taken out of the ground floor burned to death, and a seventeen-year.old crippled lad was so badly injured that he must die. These were in the part where the fire started—a dressmaker’s store. The flames ate their way upwards and reached the airshaft which, acting as a flue, caused them to spread rapidly all over the house in which forty families lived. Many heroic rescues were made, and it was hoped all were rescued, as six young children still unaccounted for up to Thursday night were afterwards found.

Another tenement horror is reported from Jersey City, where fire destroyed a row of three frame tenement houses and their contents. One old woman was burned to death, and Policeman O’Connor, who had carried half a dozen fainting women out from the scene of the fire and had rushed back to save others, was taken to the hospital, it is feared, fatally injured from having inhaled smoke.

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