Leadership

FIREBUG BLAMED FOR BLAZE IN ISLIP ASYLUM FOR INSANE

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

FIREBUG BLAMED FOR BLAZE IN ISLIP ASYLUM FOR INSANE Fire Started in Attic Which Was Free From Material or Occupancy—Apparatus From Nearby Villages Responded to Alarms ELEVEN firemen and five other persons were injured while fighting a blaze that started in the State Hospital for the Insane at Islip, Y., and caused $250,000 damage. Since the fire started in an attic that was free from material of any kind, it is believed that the blaze was of incendiary origin. Flames were discovered about 2 p.m., and blazed for three hours before they were put under control. Fourteen fire companies from nearby villages and towns fought the fire in the three-story dormitory. There were about six thousand patients in the hospital and most of them quietly watched the fire-fighters at their work. Twenty attendants, some of them women, were trapped on upper floors of the dormitory while others trapped on the…

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