Two Burned as Barn Destroyed * former Farm of Chester Coleman Gaver * Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., VA

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here. TWO BURNED AS argument, H. the of Explosion of Carbon Bisulphide Causes Fire. «., i n ;, n A ,... ,. n ,,.,_., r-.«..i ON L O U D O U N C O U N Two young men were seriously burned and the barn was destroyed destroyed by fire as the resmlt of an explosion explosion of carbon bisulphide which was being used to treat some from weevil on the farm tenanted by J. E. Wolfe in Loudoun county. Ya., 2 1-2 miles south ot Harpers' Ferry, Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Wolfe's two sons, Theodore. 20, and Miller, IS, were assisting their father spraying wheat to check or prevent moth Infestation, The father had just left the barn and the sons were working with the compressed air sprayer which was used. Suddenly the chemical exploded exploded and burst into flames, fire to the clothing of the young men. Only by quick action in tearing off the burning clothing were they saved from even more serious injuries. injuries. Both were frightfully burned about the face, arms and legs. flames caught to the barn which soon enveloped. Despite hie painful and serious Injuries, Theodore, alone and unaided, pulled a new manure spreader from the barn ana also the truck and automobile from a nearby shed. The wheat, 75 barrels of corn, larness and some tarmlug Implements Implements including a binder were destroyed destroyed as the barn was consumed. The loss of the barn, which, was partly Insured, will amount to approximately approximately $2,500. Mr. Wolfe's loss will amount to probably $700. The farm belongs to C. P. Snider, who secured possession last spring, having purchased from C. C. Gaver, Gaver, a former resident of Middletown Yalley, this county. It is located the Hillsboro road. The Messrs. Wolfe are improving, and it is ba- lieved they, will suffer no serious consequences. The father was also burned somewhat in helping to extinguish the flre on his sons' clothing- clothing- g

Clipped from The News18 Jun 1926, FriPage 1

The News (Frederick, Maryland)18 Jun 1926, FriPage 1
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  • Two Burned as Barn Destroyed * former Farm of Chester Coleman Gaver * Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., VA

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