Bangor, ME Merchants Hotel Fire, Apr 1894
HOTEL GUESTS INJURED IN A FIRE.
PEOPLE IN THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL IN BANGOR JUMPED FROM WINDOWS.
Bangor, Me., April 18. -- Fire started in the Merchants' Hotel at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The flames went up through the four stories to the roof very quickly. The guests were panicstricken and many jumped from the windows. Seven were injured.
F. W. SAVAGE of this city, a commercial traveler, jumped from a third-story window and was seriously injured about the back. KATE LAWLESS jumped from a second-story window and her arm was sprained. THERESA TRAVERSE, employed at the hotel, also jumped from the second story, but was caught in the arms of firemen, and escaped with slight bruises.
P. H. KANE of Frankfort, a stonecutter, dropped upon the roof of a shed and thence to the ground. His hands and face were cut and he was burned about the face and hands. G. F. KANE of Machias jumped from the second story. His arm was sprained.
JOSEPH MORAN of New Haven, Conn., a book canvasser, jumped from a first-story window at the front of the building. His ankle was broken. H. J. BURNS of New Haven, a collector, jumped from the same window. His back was badly injured. Officer FAHEY rescued MRS. BURNS as she was about to fall out of a window.
The loss on the building is estimated at $5,000; insurance, $4,000; loss on furniture and fittings estimated at $4,000; insured for $2,700.
The New York Times New York 1894-04-19