Flatbush, NY Kings County Insane Asylum Fire, Feb 1882
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.
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