Boys Start Two Large Fires

Issue 11 and Volume 103.

Boys Start Two Large Fires Two boys, six and seven years old, admitted to setting the second twoalarm fire in 12 hours at Milford, Conn., a blaze that left a two-story wooden storage building, at 24 Lenox Avenue, a partial shell. Three members of the Milford Fire Department were injured fighting the spectacular fire. Capt. Henry J. Galbonne_____ of the Milford Police Department detective bureau said after the fire that the juveniles confessed to igniting the storehouse because they “liked to play with matches” and the flames spread so quickly they were forced to flee for their lives. Capt. Galbonner said the youngsters admitted a series of small fires in the building on Sept. 26, but these were extinguished quickly with minor damage. The boys told of piling up corrugated cardboard in the basement hatchway of the storage building, with each setting an individual fire. One burned itself out but…

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