Brooklyn, NY Frame Apartment Fire, Nov 1931
FIVE PERSONS DIE IN BLAZE.
FLAMES TRAP 50 RESIDENTS OF FRAME BUILDING IN BROOKLYN, MANY OVERCOME BY SMOKE.
New York, Nov. 11 -- Five persons were burned to death, some were injured in thrilling rescue attempts, and many were overcome when fire trapped 50 residents of a frame building in Brooklyn today.
MRS. ESTHER CHUDOW, 36.
NATALIE CHUDOW, 3.
LAWRENCE CHUDOW, 13 months.
MRS. LENA WEBB, 35.
ETHEL WEBB, four months.
About 15 persons were overcome, four of whom were taken to a hospital.
The fire, officials said, apparently started in three baby carriages in the first hallway of the building, and probably was of incendiary origin.
Among the injured were three other members of the CHUDOW family. MORRIS CHUDOW, 41, husband of the dead woman, fractured his left arm when he was forced to leap from a window of his apartment after a futile effort to save his wife and two children from the flames. FANNY CHUDOW,
4, and her sister, BEATRICE, 8, received slight burns.
The structure, an outmoded wooden type, prevalent in the "East Side" section of Brooklyn, housed 50 tenants. Only heroic work by firemen saved a number of persons from death.
Two firemen were overcome as they dragged unconscious tenants down ladders to the streets.
A few tenants, hysterical with fear, jumped from lower floor windows.
Chronicle Telegram Elyria Ohio 1931-11-11