Clipped From Fitchburg Sentinel
Five In Family Victims Of Fire Ajfc Tewksbury Farrell Children Crowded by de- --I--'HEWKSBBBYrMarch-lS-^PJ--The five young children of Mr. and William Farrell--four boys .and a crowded into a single bedroom the housing shortage--rwere dead today, victims of a flash fire. The youngsters-^-rangmg froni to five years of. age-^-succumbed burns suffered jwhen flames swept their tiny second-ilopr bedroom yesterday. . Overcome .by grief, the 35-year- old mother was treated at Tewksbury Tewksbury 'ho-spital "foi? shock. ; ~"'" J " Fire Chief Alden Haines said, oil stove' in- the: bedroom 'apparently exploded and ignited the bed ing: ..'.-. . Â· Â· Â· " .'..-. ' Â· Â· ' . - . ' Mrs. Farrell, the chief said, was asleep on 'a couch, on :the floor but. the . flames blocked stairway leading to the children's room. Â· Â· ' Â· Â· Â· Â· . Â·; "Â· -' . ' " ' ' . : Timothy, aged. one, Â· was aid- -When firemen succeeded in reaching his crib through a . Physicians at Tewksbury hospital, aided by a . .Boston ' specialist bur'ns, kept vigil .during, the night : - . Â· ' Â· Â· Â· ' Â· ' . ' Â· . ' Â· Â· Â· Â· . Fire'--: : :- Â· . - . - Â·Â·-,Â· (Continued on Page' SbcV '