Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Winecoff Hotel Fire 60th Anniversary

On Sunday, December 3, 2006 the Atlanta Fire Department hosted a special ceremony and reception honoring: firefighters, survivors, victims’ families & eyewitnesses of the 1946 Winecoff fire The event was held at The Spotted Dog Tavern (formerly Fire Station #11) 30 North Avenue Atlanta, GA. Fire Station #11 was the home of some of the first responders to the Winecoff fire. The City of Atlanta Fire Department's special remembrance marking the milestone 60th anniversary included a memorable ceremony, as well as a book signing of The Winecoff Fire: The Untold Story of America’s Deadliest Hotel Fire by Sam Heys and Allen B. Goodwin. Guests, including some of the fire's survivors and eyewitnesses, took the opportunity to share stories and remembrances. There was also an update about the current renovation of the hotel. The program took place in the upstairs meeting room.

Hear WSB Radio's Sandra Parrish's award winning report on this moving event.

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