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New York, NY Kitchen Fire, Jun 1882

Mrs. Lousia Meyers, 46 years old, of No. 386 Seventeenth-street, while attempting to light the kitchen fire yesterday morning made use of the oilcan, the contents of which exploded, setting fire to her dress and burning her to death. Her son Henry, 12, years old, who strove bravely to assist his mother, was badly burned about the legs and arms.

The New York Times, New York, NY 26 Jun 1882



article | by Dr. Radut