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Blossom, TX Oil Lamp Fire, Jul 1909

CHILD FATALLY BURNED.

Clothing Ignited from Lamp, Which He Threw Out of Door to Save House.

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.  read more »

Turner, ID Gas Explosion In Mormon Hall, Jan 1927

7 KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION IN IDAHO.

MORMON HALL WRECKED BY GREAT BLAST.

MORE THAN 200 BASKETBALL FANS NEAR DEATH WHEN TANKS FOR LIGHT SYSTEM EXPLODE.  read more »

Mason City, IA High School Building Fire, Jun 1911

Mason City, IA High School 1906

$80,000 FIRE IN MASON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Fine Large Structure Completely Destroyed by Flames This Morning -- Was Insured for $60,000 -- Loss is $80,000.  read more »

Independence, IA Fire, Nov 1873

On November 2, 1873, all the buildings on the east side of Chatham, between Main and First streets, northeast, and on the north side of Main Street, between Second Avenue, northeast, and the buildi