Newport, RI House Fire, Dec 1943
Fire of serious proportions occurred Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Soares at 585 Thames street. The cause was not determined. Miss Anna Britto, 14, a granddaughter, was awakened by smoke and caled[sic] her grandparents who had retired early and were sleeping. All three escaped as flames were breaking through the roof. An alarm was recorded from box 515, at Thames street and Sharon court, at 8:01. The fire caused considerable damage. The property is owned by Timothy Sullivan.
Newport Mercury And Weekly News, Newport, RI 24 Dec 1943