Gardiner, MT Hotel Fire, Aug 1950
MONTANA HOTEL BLAZE KILLS 2, HURTS 3 NEAR YELLOWSTONE.
Gardiner, Mont., Aug. 9. (AP) -- Two persons died and three were injured while other tourists fled from a flaming hotel here at Yellowstone National Park's northern gateway early Wednesday.
Flames killed MRS. CHARLES HAY of Troy, N.Y., and AL DUROCHIE of Casper, Wyo.
The injured are:
CHARLES HAY, 76.
BETTY BEERS, 33, Los Angeles.
PAUL STRADLIN, owner of the hotel.
The charred bodies of MRS. HAY and DUROCHIE were found in their rooms at 6 a.m. (MST) after flames virtually destroyed the Park hotel.
HAY suffered slight burns on his back and shoulder, MISS BEERS received serious fractures of the pelvis and left ankle when she jumped from a second floor window. They are in the hospital at Mammoth, in Yellowstone Park.
HANS FIXDAHL, a night clerk, raced through flaming corridors to arouse sleeping guests. Many were scantily dressed as they ran into the open.
Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1950-08-10