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New England Fire Notes

Issue 9 and Volume 68.

New England Fire Notes Brookline has had a puzzling series of incendiary fires and the mystery of the blazes which were mainly in unoccupied dwellings has been heightened by the receipt of a note addressed to the police and signed “Queen of Fires.” The letter contained a threat of more fires to come. So far the firebug has not been apprehended. Three Amherst firemen were injured while fighting a blaze that destroyed the building of the Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Company on College Street, Amherst, recently. Loss estimated at upward of $75,000 was caused by a general alarm of fire in the.plant of the Walker Bros. Dyeing and Bleaching Company, in Chelsea, Alass. Electric fans in the drying room remained in operation during the fire and fanned the flames. A broken electric light bulb coming in contact with carbon disulphide fumes used for disinfecting purposes is believed to have caused…

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