Lexington, KY School Fire, Mar 1902


The 282 Children Confined There are Thought to Have Gotten Out Safely.

Lexington, Ky., March 20.---At 1 o'clock this morning was notified that the state school of reform six miles from the city and in which 282 children are confined was in flames. The inmates are thought to have all been gotten out safely. A fire engine was sent from the city. At 1:10 the boy's outbuildings collapsed.

The building in which the telephone is located was on fire and one of the guards answering the telephone declared that he must run as the heat and smoke made it impossible to remain. At 2 o'clock the building used as offices and dormitory for boys was in ruins and the flames attacked the manual training building. The engine was playing a stream of water on the flames. So far as can be ascertained no lives were lost. The origin of the fire is unknown.

Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck, CT 20 Mar 1902