Long Beach Island, NY Hotel Fire, Sep 1965

WOMAN KILLED IN HOTEL FIRE ON NEW YORK BEACH.

Long Beach, N. Y. (AP) -- Fire destroyed a Long Island boardwalk hotel Tuesday and killed a 65-year-old woman. About 400 persons, most of them elderly, escaped.
Deputy Fire Commissioner MARTIN HEALD said the dead woman was DOROTHY GOLLUBIER, 65, of the Bronx. Her body was found Tuesday night, five hours after the blaze began.
Long Beach Fire Chief EDWARD WAGENEN said firemen evacuated 200 persons from the six-story hotel. Ladders were used to rescue 80, including a group of 45 trapped on a high parapet.
HEALD described the 60-year-old building as a total wreck and estimated damage at $1 million. WAGENEN said the fire apparently was caused by an explosion in the boiler room.

The Progress Indes Petersburg VA 1965-09-01