Chippewa Falls, WI Gas Tank Explosion, Jun 1907


Two Deaths Caused by Accident on Launch

Chippewa, Falls, Wis., June 26.----The explosion of a gasoline tank on board a launch on Couderay lake, near here yesterday caused the death of two occupants of the launch, was drowned. His two companions swam ashore. John Hilbure of this city was in a rowboat near the launch. He jumped over board was[sic] the explosion occurred and was drowned.

Aberdeen Daily American, Aberdeen, SD 26 Jun 1907