LaPorte, IN Fire In Apartment, Feb 1948

THREE DEAD IN INDIANA FIRE.

LaPorte, Ind., Feb. 18. -- (INS) -- Three persons are dead today and three other are in serious condition from burns following an explosion and fire in a LaPorte apartment.
Killed when the blast spread fire through her third-floor apartment yesterday was MRS. VELMA MASTERSON, 26.
Her daughter, BONNIE LOU, 3, and PHYLLIS WOLFENBARGER, 13, died later in LaPorte Hospital.
Fire department officials said the explosion was caused by the use of kerosene to rekindle a fire in the home.

New Castle News Pennsylvania 1948-02-18