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Great story Katie. The Albany

Great story Katie.

The Albany was also the scene of a major fire in 1962. Here's the report from the Denver Fire Journal:
On Sept. 2, 1962, fire raged out of control for more than four hours at the historic Albany Hotel in Denver. [Associated Press] The fire killed Stella Bruce, 35, a waitress, and injured about 50 others. A number of firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation. Guests used fire escapes to exit the 7-story building. The Albany Hotel had 300 guest rooms. ADT Box 157 was received at fire alarm headquarters at about 2:20 p.m. local time. [AP story in Ellensburg Daily Record, Denver Firefighters Museum]



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