Chicago, IL Norwood Hotel Fire, Nov 1951
CHICAGO PROBING HOTEL FIRE FATAL TO THREE PERSONS.
Chicago, Nov. 19. -- (AP) -- Two investigations wer planned today into a south side hotel fire which claimed three lives, injured nine others and left many homeless.
Some occupants of the Norwood Hotel, leaped from windows and others were brought down ladders by firemen battling the blaze in freezing weather. Five persons who jumped from the top floor to a concrete sidewalk were seriously injured.
EARL DOWNES, assistant corporation counsel, and Coroner A. L. BRODIE, ordered separate investigations into the fire on reports that there had been a delay in reporting the blaze.
Authorities say 213 persons were registered in the hotel at the time.
Killed in the fire were OWEN J. BENSON, 61; BART CRONIN, 60, and MISS EDITH CROCKER, 71, a retired school teacher.
Moberly Monitor Index Missouri 1951-11-19