Flatbush, NY Kings County Insane Asylum Fire, Feb 1882

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KINGS COUNTY ASYLUM FIRE.

TWO INMATES PERISH.

Flatbush, N. Y., Feb. 21. -- The east wing of the Kings County Insane Asylum, at Flatbush, New York, was burned yesterday morning, and two of the inmates perished.
The Dead:
THOMAS HASSETT, 27, died either of fright or of suffocation.
ANDREW SCHOFIELD, 48, a parlytic, was burned to an unrecognizable mass on his bed.
The loss on the building is about $30,000. Uninsured.

Chester Times Pennsylvania 1882-02-22