Wellsboro, PA Lamp Explosion, Jun 1908

The explosion of a lamp sent fire to the house of Daniel DUGAN, of Westfield township, the other night, and the building and its contents were entirely consumed. He had no insurance. Two of the family of ten children narrowly escaped being burned to death. The lamp was in the bed room in which the baby was sleeping and when the explosion occurred (sic) the nearest one to the bedroom door was Dora, the 15-year-old daughter. The oil was scattered about the room and the flames rolled up threateningly but Dora, heedless of her own danger, rushed into the room and saved the child. A few minutes later the entire interior of the room was a fiery furnace. Neither child was burned.

The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, PA 17 Jun 1908