Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Family Of Five Die In Fire
On February 3, 1962 at 6:00 a.m. firemen were sent to Newburg R. D. 1, Three Square Hollow for a house fire. An overheated kitchen stove caused a fire that destroyed a 1-½ story frame house. A family of five living in the home all perished in the blaze. It appeared all were still in bed with the exception of the father, he was found lying across the girls’ bed. It was thought that he was attempting to wake the sleeping girls after discovering the fire. The bodies were found after the fire was extinguished. The house that burned was a temporary home, the family’s house burned down last October 26th (1961) at the same site. The family was also burned out a few years prior while living in Bloserville. A damage estimate was not available. The Newburg-Hopewell and Vigilant Hose companies battled the blaze.