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Camden, NJ Burned by Hot Coal, Feb 1903

Fire Came While She Slept

Sallie Jarvis, 15 years old, of 827 Market street, Camden, was seriously burned about the body and lower limbs last night. She fell asleep while sitting by a stove and a hot coal fell on her dress. When she awoke her clothing was half consumed. She was taken to the Cooper Hospital.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 13 Feb 1902



article | by Dr. Radut