Newark, NJ Factory Fire, Oct 1905

FIVE WOMEN BADLY BURNED.

TWO OF THEM MAY DIE FROM THEIR INJURIES.

Newark, N.J., Oct. 28. -- Five women were badly burned, two of them probably fatally, in a fire which destroyed the hardware factory of M. Gould Sons & Co. at night.
The injured are:
MINNIE GARRITY, aged fifteen.
CARRIE RUMMER, aged sixteen.
SADIE SCHAFER, aged eighteen.
MARY SCHWENCH, aged eighteen.
ANNA GLAZER, aged fifteen.
The fire started just as the factory was about to close, when one of the girls upset a candle in a pot of lacquer, causing an explosion which set fire to her clothing and that of her four companions. The girls rushed screaming down stairs but were caught on the floor below by workmen who beat out the flames and carried them out of the building. The flames caused a property loss of about $60,000.

Daily Telegram Eau Claire Wisconsin 1905-10-28