Wentworth Hotel: 0052.0230


                About 8 o’clock last Tuesday evening fire broke out in the laundry at the rear of the Wentworth hall, and in two or three minutes the two rooms were a roaring furnace, and owing to the nature of the buildings it was not thought possible to save the hall or hotel, and that meant the destruction of the Herald building which adjoins the hotel.  An alarm was sounded and the fire brigade responded promptly and never did better work, and within fifteen minutes the blaze was extinguished.  The destruction of the group of buildings meant a loss of nearly $30,000 and the good work of the department made those interested feel happier.

                It is time for the council to cut out the curfew bell, as many of the fire boys that night thought the fire alarm was the curfew, and paid no attention to it at first, which caused several minutes delay.

0052.0230: Wentworth Hotel

Wentworth hotel and Herald office in danger when a fire broke out in the laundry at the rear of Wentworth hall, fire brigades prompt response saved the block.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 26, 1907
Pages:  8
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Wentwortharrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Newspapers and Printers arrow Cranbrook Heraldarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Services arrow Fire Department and Firesarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Buildings arrow Herald Buildingarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Governance arrow Councilarrow


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