Springfield, MA Barn And Church Fire, Jan 1906

Blazing Church

FIRE CAPTAIN LOST LIFE.

ONE OTHER FIREMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SPRINGFIELD, MASS., BLAZE.

Springfield, Mass., Jan. 3. -- Capt. SIDNEY BOWERS, of the fire department, was killed, and FRANK L. HINES, a fireman, was seriously injured in an incendiary fire, which completely destroyed the Highland Baptist Church to-night. The fire started in an adjoining barn, in which fires had been set twice previously in the last two months. Twice during the last two years fires have been discovered in the chapel of the church.
Capt. BOWERS and three firemen were in the barn when the roof fell in. The three firemen were pulled out, but it was impossible to reach BOWERS. The church cost about $60,000.

Washington Post District Of Columbia 1906-01-04

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