Michigan, In. City Prison Fire. Jun. 1937

Michigan, In. City Prison Fire. Jun. 1937

$25,000 Fire At Prison

Michigan City, Ind., June 7. – (U.P.) – Fire of unknown origin late yesterday destroyed six buildings at the state prison honor farm, causing damage estimated at $25,000, state prison officials revealed today.

Spontaneous combustion in a large hay barn was blamed as officials emphasized that there was no suspicion of arson.

The buildings destroyed were the hay barn, a granary, ice house, oil house, implement storage shed and a pumphouse. The loss was fully covered by insurance.

Hammond Times, Hammond, IN 8 Jun 1937