Austin, TX State Insane Asylum Fire, Aug 1892

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NARROW ESCAPE FROM CREMATION.

Austin, Tex., Aug. 2. -- Lightning set fire to the west wing of the state insane asylum at an early hour yesterday morning and a portion devoted to the female inmates was destroyed. The two hundred female patients were removed with some difficulty but none were injured.

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Iowa 1892-08-02