At least 500 Jewish families are believed to be affected by the fire which swept through a section of Coney Island for six hours causing damages estimated at millions of dollars.
The fire affected the blocks from 21st Street to 24th Street, and from Surf Avenue to the Boardwalk. Six Jews were among the injured, a partial estimate shows. The fire did not take a toll of lives, it is the belief of the police.
The section affected by the fire has been known for many years as being chiefly inhabited by Jews.