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 - SIX BARNS ON FIRE. , ' ' r John Allen, a...
SIX BARNS ON FIRE. , ' ' r John Allen, a Fireman. Badly Injured Park' Avenue Blaze.' , . ... . .. ' John Allen, a colored fireman of the No. ...... ... it: r rcM nmr& ft r mo m no n l im 1 1 ? t.Y nr raaiw ing crushed at a fire that destroyed a . T number of barns In the Tear of Park aye nue, between Fourteenth and Fiftetnth streets, about 7 o'clock last night. I He was caught under a" falling haymow amd was rescued after, five minutes of desperate w ork .by the "firemen- lie was crushed about the 'shoulders, breast; and back, and there is fear that he Is injured internally. He was taken' to his home at . Fifteenth and Yand-s streets In' .the City Hospital ambulance. ' " The fire started in th birn In the rear of State Factory Inspector D. II- Me-A bee's i home, at HOI Park avenue, and spread' to five other barns used by B F. Jackson. A Park avenue; George C. Cross, 18; John Cain. 1410; C. S. Roney, H02. and to the bam In the rear of W. C. VanArsdel's home, at 1406 Central avenue. T in, and a Two alarms Of 'fire were turned further spread; of the fiamea was prevented. The total loss la estimated at about $1.S"0- All the horses in the barns were rescued .! -. The Central Union Telephone Company had a number of poles thrown out of service. Garden hose, at several residences In the neighborhood was brought into play and prevented the fire from spreading to the roofs of houses. . Se-eral thousancM people were attracted by the bright-light. The fire, tt Is. thought was started by boys burning leaves. . While the firemen .were still at w-ork an alarm of fire waa turned in from 1012 Park avenue, where a barn in the rear of W. S. Putnam's dwelling: had been set on fire with coal oil. The members jof the family had It under control, however, when the firemen arrived! '"''. j I

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 24 Oct 1901, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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