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Danbury, CT Lamp Fire, Jan 1887

FATALLY BURNED.

DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 4.----John O'Connor, of this town, got intoxicated and started to improve a lamp. He filled it with oil and tried to light it, but the oil caught fire, and the flames spread to his clothing. His family saved him from instant death, but he is frightfully burned about the head and body, and cannot recover.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jan 1887



article | by Dr. Radut