Man, Wife Rescued During Hotel Fire (1940) | Surnames: Canadian, Dumas, Pare, Roche, Tosini
Note from Evelyn: Mrs. Tosini was the former Marion Canadian
Firemen Fight Smoke and Flames Two Hours at Milano Hotel
Mr. and Mrs. E. Tosini, owners of the Milano Hotel, 1235 Dorchester street west, were rescued by firemen yesterday morning when a threatening blaze which broke out in the cellar of the hotel cut off their escape by other means.
The fire, cause of which could not be determined, was discovered by C. Tosini, a son of the owner, shortly after 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning. He roused the half-dozen occupants of the house, and all but his parents managed to get out of the building before firemen arrived.
The hotel proprietor and his wife found escape from the second-storey bedroom at the rear of the three storey building blocked off by heavy smoke. Firemen of the Drummond street ladder crew recognized their predicament and aided them to safety via a ladder which they hoisted to the window of the bedroom.
Director R.E. Pare, Deputy Director J. Roche, District Chief Dumas an firemen of the central division were on the scene for almost two hours but managed to confine the flames to the basement of the hotel.
Source: The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 27th, 1940
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