Arverne, NY Fire, Jan 1941
One Dead And 15 Homes In New York Are Razed
New York, Jan. 13 (AP)---An aged man, who presumably went back into his home to recover possessions, lost his life early today in a fire which swept over a block-square are in the Arverne section of Queens, leveling 15 houses and damaging 25 others with a property loss estimated by fire officials at $100,000.
Fire Marshall Thomas P. Brophy said the fire started in oilsoaked tarpaulins covering concete supports for an overpass being constructed above the Long Island railroad. A cigarette tossed from a passing automobile was believed responsible.
The News, Frederick, MD 13 Jan 1941