Series of Bad Fires Keep Indiana Firemen Busy

Issue 9 and Volume 113.

Series of Bad Fires Keep Indiana Firemen Busy Central Indiana fire fighters were kept busy during the latter part of June by a series of bad fires. A blaze in a Kokomo shopping center burned out of control for two hours on June 19, causing some $250,000 damage to a drug store and three other businesses. The fire is believed to have started when wood alcohol from a bottle accidentally broken by an employee of the drug store was ignited by a pilot light of a heater. On the same day, a 17-year-old girl burned to death when her boy friend’s convertible crashed against filling station pumps, one mile east of Chesterfield iu Madison County. Fire destroyed the Howard County Farm Bureau Co-op grain elevator and thousands of bushels of grain in West Middletown in soutliwest Howard Comity on June 27, causing damage estimated at $100,000. Two freight trains were…

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