Incendiary Work at Asbury Park.

Incendiary Work at Asbury Park.

The incendiary is keeping up his work of the midnight fires at Asbury Park, N. J. For the sixth time within a few day fire was discovered there, which resulted in the total destruction of houses, barns, horses and personal property. Almost at the hour of midnight, when the fiend generally begins his work,the alarm was sounded, and the entire Asbury Bark, Ocean Grove, West Bark and West Grove fire departments responds ed. The fire was discovered in the big barn of C. Burdette Bolland. The barn was filled with inflammable material, and it was not long before the flames destroyed it with its contents. The fire spread to an adjoining barn, which was also totally destroyed. The sparks ignited still another barn, and within half an hour the three barns with their contents, a dozen or more valuable horses, wagons, hacks and some fine turnouts, were totally destioyed. The fire extended to the house of Mr. Bollard, and before it was extinguished a portion of the building was consumed. Mrs. Bollard, with an infant in her arms, was awakened by the smoke. She was unable to find the stairway, and leaped from the window with her infant. Six other women in the house followed her. The origin of the fire is shrouded in mystery.

Evidently the incendiary intended to burn down both Asbury Bark and Ocean Grove. It is said that the Coleman House was covered with kerosene on the outside, and ready to be ignited, and the big Sheldon House, in Ocean Grove, was found in the same condition. Under the Lake View House there is reported to have been found a bundle of straw saturated with kerosene.

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