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.


Sparky said...

I never heard of this one. Your site has the untold stories not heard around the fire house. great job.

Brad Myers said...

Sparky, I would guess most of the older guys did not know of this incident or forgot it. With the amount og people killed in this blaze I was surprised at the lack of questions or comments on the incident.