Brockton, MA City Farm Dormitory Fire, Feb 1930

THREE DIE IN BLAZE AT BROCKTON

THREE LOSE LIVES IN BROCKTON FIRE

Flames Sweep Through Dormitory At City Farm

(By Associated Press)

Brockton, Mass., Feb. 11.--Three persons lost their lives in a fire which swept through the 47 year old wooden dormitory of the City Farm early today. Two others were taken to the Brockton Hospital in a dying condition. The dead were identified as Luella Bacon, 70, George Brown, 75 and Minot Copeland, 76. The fire started just after midnight in the laundry of the dormitory from an unknown cause and spread rapidly. Aroused from their beds the 80 inmates were aided in escaping by employees and the first firemen and policemen to arrive. Two others, Susanna Saxon and Fred Stone, were taken to the hospital suffering from suffocation, exhaustion and exposures. Nearly all the inmates on his back. He and several who lived at the City Farm were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 11 Feb 1930