Fire Endangers Asylum Internal combustion of a pile of rags near overheated furnace pipes in the state hospital for the insane at Clarinda. Ia., is believed responsible for a fire that threatened that institution. Patients from three wards, including the violent patients were moved. All patients were moved in twenty minutes. The Clarinda Fire Department reached the fire shortly after it was discovered, and were able to confine the blaze to the basement.