Glenwood, IA Gas Can Explosion, Dec 1916
GLENWOOD MAN IS BURNED TO DEATH
CHARLES ASHMORE USES OIL TO LIGHT FIRE AND OIL IN CAN EXPLODES
Every Bit of His Flesh Being Blackened and Charred -- Deceased Has Two Sons with Third Iowa Infantry on Border.
Special to The Daily Nonparell.
GLENWOOD, Ia., Dec. 16. -- Charles Ashmore head blacksmith in the Carl Bush wagon works in this city, was fatally burned by a gasoline explosion at 6 o'clock this morning.
He saturated a paper with gasoline and placed it in the heating stove at his home. The flash ignited the gallon which the can contained, causing an explosion. He was burned from the top of his head to his toes.
The interior of the house was scorched. No other members of the family were injured. He has two sons on the border with the Third Iowa infantry.
Evening Nonpariel, Council Bluffs, IA 17 Dec 1916