Atlanta, GA Arlington Hotel Fire, May 1907


Atlanta, Ga., May 3.---(Special)---A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by smoke and taken to the Grady Hospital has resulted in an investigation by the detective force. After the flames had been extinguished and the fire department had been gone for an hour and a half, the fire broke out in a new place in the hotel and the department was called again. Two weeks ago there were two similar fires in the same hotel, and these facts have aroused considerable suspicion. The origin of none of them has ben[sic] definitely ascertained.

Campbell recovered sufficiently this morning to return to his room, though when he first went to the hospital, it was thought he could not survive.

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, GA 4 May 1907