Concord, NH State Prison Fire, Jul 1914


One Fireman Killed and Two Badly Hurt at Concord Fire

Concord, N. H., July 28.--Spurred on by the promise of a baseball game after supper a large number of convicts at the state prison here rendered heroic service in fighting a fire which burned four large buildings in the prison grounds and caused about $100,000 loss.

One fireman, Amos Turner, was killed, and two others, Philip O’Connell and Clarence Clark. were seriously injured in fighting the flames. Turner was crushed by a pile of lumber which fell on him.

Sparks from a shifting engine are believed to have caused the fire which originated in a big wooden storehouse containing 50,000 prison made chairs.

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, Fitchburg, MA 28 July 1914


One Killed in $100,00 Blaze.

Concord, N. H.--Amos Turner, a fireman, was killed and two others were injured in a $100,000 fire in a big storehouse next to the New Hampshire state prison.

Elyria Evening Telegram, Elyria, OH 28 July 1914