History of the Hotel Fire
of The Fire
the time fire trucks arrived, many guests were already on
the verge of jumping and many lept to their deaths moments
before ladders reached their windows. Fear had reached such
a fevered pitch that panic-strickened guests became desperate,
and nothing short of a human rain shower ensued. Several
firefighters were injured after being knocked off their
ladders by falling bodies. Mothers hurled their babies from
windows only to follow them to their deaths.
the most tragic of these victims were the thirty teenage
children who lost their lives and the elderly Winecoffs,
who had built the Winecoff and had resided in the hotel
since its inception.