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Thursday, May 28, 2009

A WORLD AWAY


A random search of Google's newspaper archives for articles about firefighting in Springfield, Ohio, led to a brief wire dispatch in an Australian daily.
  • According to The Age of Nov. 13, 1961:
``Three children perished last night when fire swept through their third-floor flat in Springfield, Ohio. Their mother, with her six-month-old son, was visiting friends in a second-floor flat at the time. Firemen found the woman, Mrs. Elisa Duheart, screaming at the door to her blazing flat, attempting in vain to batter it down to rescue her children.''