Kelso, WA Stove Explosion and Fire, Jun 1915

Woman Burned at Kelso.

COTTAGE GROVE, Or., June 2.—(Special.)—Mrs. R. W. Welch, a former resident and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. L. Woods, of this city, was severely burned in an accident a few days ago at Kelso, Wash. Oil had been allowed to run into a gas burner and when Mrs. Welch attempted to light it an explosion followed, the oil was thrown over her and her clothing set afire. Mrs. Welch’s daughter, Miss Lindley, and a friend, Miss Bernice Ely, were quite severely burned in saving the life of Mrs. Welch.

Oregonian, Portland, OR 3 Jun 1915