Boston, MA Hotel Fire, Feb 1917

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(Associated Press Telegram)
Boston, Feb. 10. -- The hotel Lenox at Exeter and Boyleston streets in the Back Bay district was severely damaged by fire early today. All of 250 guests and the employes were able to get out by several sustained minor injuries. The elevator wells were filled with smoke soon after the guests were aroused and most of them came down the stairways of the ten story structure. A few were taken down ladders by firemen.
The loss was estimated by fire department officials at $60,000.
JOSEPH COLLINS of Revere, whose room on the tenth floor was cut off from the stairway, improvised a ladder from blankets and sheets and lowered himself from his window to the seventh floor, whence he made his way to the street. EDWARD M. HORTON, of New York, in whose room on the second floor the fire started, was badly burned in trying to quench the flames. HORTON said that he had been smoking. He went to the bathroom and on his return found a brisk fire in his room.

The Newark Advocate Ohio 1917-02-10