Norwalk, CT Scofield House Fire, Jun 1923


NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram)--Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally destroyed the summer home of H. A. Scofield, an official of the Shorehaven Realty Development Co. located on the Sprights Island in Norwalk harbor today. There is but one other house on the island. As far as could be learned there was no one on the island at the time the fire broke out.

Several people in boats left Calf Pasture beach and other points in the harbor and went to the island, but the whole structure was enveloped in flames and there was no posibility of saving it. All the contents were destroyed and the loss is estimated at $9,000.

Mr. Scofield is out of town and could not be reached today. How the fire started is an unsolved mystery.

The Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, CT 4 Jun 1923