• Short Summary

    A PRE-DAWN FIRE SWEPT THROUGH THE FAMOUS BROADWALK DISTRICT OF ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, ON MONDAY, DESTROYING FIVE HOTELS, ONE BOARDING HOUSE AND CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 26 ELDERLY PEOPLE TRAPPED IN THEIR BEDS.

  • Description

    A PRE-DAWN FIRE SWEPT THROUGH THE FAMOUS BROADWALK DISTRICT OF ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, ON MONDAY, DESTROYING FIVE HOTELS, ONE BOARDING HOUSE AND CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 26 ELDERLY PEOPLE TRAPPED IN THEIR BEDS.

    THE BLAZE STARTED IN THE TIMBER-BUILT SURFSIDE HOTEL, WHICH CATERED MAINLY FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE AND QUICKLY SPREAD TO ADJOINING BUILDINGS. THE SURFSIDE WAS THE ONLY HOTEL WHICH HAD GUESTS REGISTERED, AND OF THE 30-PEOPLE KNOWN TO BE STAYING THERE ONLY FIVE ESCAPED.

    TWO HUNDRED FIREMEN WERE CALLED INTO FIGHT THE BLAZE, WHICH WAS FANNED BY A STIFF SEA BREEZE. DESPITE THEIR EFFORTS NONE OF THE BUILDINGS COULD BE SAVED.

    TWENTY-FOUR PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT, AND TWO WERE ADMITTED WITH SERIOUS BURNS AND SMOKE POISONING.

    THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED IN A BALL-ROOM OF THE SURFSIDE HOTEL, BUT THE EXACT CAUSE IS NOT YET KNOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2HW3KRAU8SW7W9LVYI7VHOVFP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HW3KRAU8SW7W9LVYI7VHOVFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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