Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Fire, Jan 1928

Three Buildings Burned in Atlantic City Blaze

Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 29.--(AP)--Unable to state definitely the total damage resulting from the boardwalk conflagration here early this morning, Battalion Chiefs Johnson and Mathis gave much credit to the new high-pressure fire mains recently installed on the wooden way, in their being able to bring the fire under control. The fire razed three buildings, occupied by Cutbbert's baths, Smith's baths, the home of Safety Commissioner William S. Cuthbert and the Atlantic Foto Service. Adjoining Smith's baths is Richard's baths and the residence of Senator Emerson L. Richards which was damaged by water.

Deputy Fire Chief Leeds stated that it was plain that the fire originated in the plant of the Atlantic Foto Service midway in the block.

The Atlantic Foto Service building was the first to become enveloped in flames. When firemen arrived, their efforts were concentrated in trying to save the adjoining buildings. The films and chemicals stored in the Foto Service place made it an impossibility for firemen to do much in saving it.

It was about 4 before the signal "all out" was given. Director Cuthbert and his family were absent from home at the time of the fire's outbreak.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 30 Jan 1928