Boston, MA Forest Hills District Fire, June 1909

Forest Hills Hotel Remains

DANGEROUS FIRE.

BROKE OUT IN FOREST HILLS DISTRICT.

Boston, June 28. -- Street car traffic through the Forest Hills section of the city was tied up for over two hours and the business part of that section threatened with extinction by a fire which late yesterday destroyed three three-story wooden blocks, the property including the Forest Hills hotel which had 400 guests.
Four firemen were overcome by the heat while fighting the flames on the roof and six inmates of the house, three of whom were overcome by smoke, were rescued with difficulty.
The fire, which was supposed to be incendiary, started in the hotel property owned by GABRIEL GONGON, and conducted by former Senator FRANK SEIBERLICH, at 51-61 Hyde Park avenue. An adjoining block owned by CHARLES BONINO and occupied by WILLIAM MILLER, and the block at 3777 Washington street, in the rear, occupied by J. J. WALSH, liquor dealers, were destroyed. The total loss was $20,000.

Lowell Sun Massachusetts 1909-06-28